Fighting to save her job, suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told senators on Monday that the allegations against her have no value and that the country would be judged by history if she is actually removed from office.
Rousseff told senators at her impeachment trial saying “I know I will be judged, but my conscience is clear. “I know I will be judged, but my conscience is clear. I did not commit a crime,” “I can not help but taste the bitterness of injustice” of this process,.
After her 30-minute speech, Rousseff was to consider questions. The confrontation includes accusations that Brazil’s market hurts with defenders and prohibited budget exploitation arguing that she is being targeted by corrupt lawmakers.
When a measure to remove her from office was presented by adversaries in Congress the impeachment process started late last year. Her appearance comes two or a day before the Senate votes on whether to oust her.
When she arrived several hundred supporters demonstrated outside Congress, and cheered. Outside Congress, a massive wall was put up to distinguish Rousseff supporters and pro-impeachment activists.
The Senate voted 55-22 in May while a trial was prepared to suspend Rousseff for about 180 days,. Michel Temer, who turned into her nemesis and was her vice president, took over as interim president. Temer will serve the rest of her period, which goes through 2018 if Rousseff is forever removed.
In the middle of her second duration, the left leaning leader is accused of breaking fiscal rules to hide issues in the federal budget. She denies wrongdoing and argues that her enemies are carrying out a “coup d’état.”
Opponents claim her maneuvers were an effort to continue high spending and mask deficits, which ultimately exacerbated a severe recession in Latin America’s biggest economy.
Based on the official close to Rousseff, she planned remarks that would be “firm, but not arrogant.”
The trial will be presided over by Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricardo Lewandowski.