Opposition targets high court judges who undercut powers
CARACAS | Venezuela’s oppositioncontrolled Congress is moving to officially censure the seven Supreme Court judges who issued a ruling last week nullifying the lawmaker body.
Opposition lawmakers began the process on Wednesday. The court rolled back its initial decision over the weekend after three days of political tumult. But opposition leaders say that is not enough.
Any decision congress reaches will be purely symbolic, as it has been neutered by the ruling Socialist Party of President Nicolas Maduro and does not have the power to actually replace judges. Lawmakers said Wednesday that the judges must be recalled because they supported an attempted coup. Socialist leaders fired back that it was lawmakers who were attempting a “congressional coup.”