Once again, the legislative power in Venezuela was assaulted by chavismo.
Since coming to power in 1999, first as the Congress of the Republic and later as the National Assembly, those who have exercised the representation of the democratic sectors within have suffered various attacks throughout all this time.
Those who rule Venezuela are not fond of the Parliament. They didn’t even feel comfortable when they were a majority there. That of discussing an issue, of showing the differences, of being tolerant to them is not in the DNA of chavismo.
Their thing is the military rule and Stalinism. A single voice from their leader.
Since December 2015 they have been showing that they are not going to accept a parliament with democratic majority.
Wednesday’s assault on the National Assembly was announced a day earlier through social media. It was not a coincidence. Actually there were two assaults, since an early invasion had been led by Venezuela’s Vice President Tareck El Aissami. The second was the one led by thugs of Nicolás Maduro who attempted to assassinate the lawmakers in there.
And they almost made it. It was a close call.
Wednesday’s assault took place at the very moment when the broadcast media could not keep people informed of what was going on, since it was covering the country’s annual Independence Day military parade. Coincidence? Nicolás Maduro, in the middle of the broadcast, said that something strange was happening in the National Assembly as he condemned the violence, but the aggression of his fellow party members lasted several more hours. This is proof of the support they had within the Government.
In the evening hours, the Minister of Defense wrote a few tweets condemning the violence against the National Assembly, but then blamed the opposition for the aggression in the demonstrations taking place nationwide, and in the end justified the attack with the obvious support of the National Armed Forces through its National Guard arm.
The Ombudsman, Tarek William Saab, also spoke with the same usual restraint as when it comes to questioning any of the practices from his fellow party members. Likewise, the Minister of Information justified the attack through the public media. The world witnessed, once again, the true essence of the Maduro government.
As far as we know, the only that has condemned this attack from the official sector has been Rodrigo Cabezas, a former lawmaker and finance minister. The rest of them simply remain tight lipped to become complicit in the events. It is time that all democrats in this country form a united front to defeat everyone involved in Venezuela’s communist regime. An alliance made up of everyone opposing the "madurista" style of governing.