President Dilma Rousseff announced Friday (Dec. 4) that she will fight against initiating impeachment proceedings, since she has done nothing to justify its request. Addressing at the 15th National Health Conference, she declared that, for the health of the Brazilian democracy, we must fight against the coup.
"The reasons given for this request [of impeachment] are inconsistent and unfounded. I have not committed any illicit act. My government performed all acts according to the principle of responsibility towards the public property," declared Rousseff, amid shouts of "There won't be any coup” and “Down with Cunha" coming from the audience.
Also according to the president, political decisions made over the past 13 years are at stake. At the end of her speech, she pledged to defend her office term using all the instruments provided by the rule of law.
"This fight is not to favor one person, of one party or a group of parties. It is a fight for the Brazilian democracy. I will fight against this impeachment request, because I have done nothing to justify the request and because I have a commitment to this country's population," she said.
Translated by Amarílis Anchieta
Fonte: Rousseff: "I will fight impeachment proceedings because I did nothing"