Ramón José Medina, MUD head-honcho and, inexplicably, also Víctor Vargas’ attorney, said in an interview with José Rafael Briceño that Leopoldo López “brought about jail for himself.” See the video above (in Spanish) and judge for yourself.
This comes on the heels of Leopoldo writing a strong, heartfelt, handwritten letter to a Chilean academic, in which he makes his case for a Constitutional Assembly to rid Venezuela of the perverse system of government it has. In the letter, Leopoldo comes across as clear and convincing.
Medina’s lack of empathy is simply appalling. He doesn’t bat an eye when, basically, saying that Leopoldo had it coming. The only thing missing from his statement was a ringing endorsement for the impartial Luisa Ortega Díaz and her cadre of lingüistic forensic detectives obsessed with Leopoldo’s “ethos.” No mention is given to the unfairness of Leopoldo’s trial. ¡A mí … plin!
Put Medina’s disgusting comment next to Leopoldo’s letter, and most folks will find it easy to tell who the good guy is in this debate. Watch the video above right before this one …
… and we can see where the dividing lines in the opposition are.
But as much as we are outraged, we should be thankful for Medina’s honesty. The worst-kept secret in the opposition is that Leopoldo López … is a problem, and the longer he stays in jail, the better everyone else breathes.
No blanket calls for unity can hide the fact that, without basic human empathy, unity within the opposition is a non-starter. Medina has made that crystal clear, and he should be ashamed of himself.
UPDATE: Juan Carlos Zapata is saying Ramón José Medina is leaving the MUD. Not sure if this is related to the interview…