Venezuelan Defense Minister: Legislators need a lesson on morals

Venezuelan National Assembly employees remove from the building  pictures of late President Hugo Chavez, in Caracas on January 6, 2016. Venezuela's opposition on Tuesday broke the government's 17-year grip on the legislature and vowed to force out President Nicolas Maduro despite failing for the time being to clinch its hoped-for "supermajority." AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT / AFP / RONALDO SCHEMIDT

Venezuelan National Assembly employees remove from the building pictures of late President Hugo Chavez, in Caracas on January 6, 2016. Venezuela’s opposition on Tuesday broke the government’s 17-year grip on the legislature and vowed to force out President Nicolas Maduro despite failing for the time being to clinch its hoped-for “supermajority.”

Minister of Defense Vladimir Padrino López rejected on Thursday the actions of the new board of directors of the National Assembly, as it ordered to remove the images of Liberator Simón Bolivar, late president Hugo Chávez, and President Nicolás Maduro from the Capitol.

“The entire homeland has been outraged through an offensive, arrogant, and overbearing attitude against the eternal memory of our Liberator Simón Bolívar, who is the father of the homeland (…) It is also an outrage against the memory of an outstanding son of Bolívar, supreme commander Hugo Chávez, the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB), and the military honor,” he stated.

Minister Padrino López urged the new Parliament board to stop this type of actions, as they do not contribute to coexistence, harmony, understanding, and peace among Venezuelans.

-more at Today Venuzuela

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