Brazil's President says he will prove his innocence, will not quit

Author: Adam Button | Category: News

Brazilian politics is US politics on steroids

Brazilian President Temer was evidently caught on tape bribing officials to drop an investigation. He's vowing to fight on and says he will not resign. He called for a quick investigation.

Before he came to power, Brazil had its own version of 'lock her up' as Dilma Rousseff was impeached. The case against her continues but the head of the lower house of congress was already sentenced to 15 years in prison.

"It's the price I'm paying for the country to be free of the Workers party. They are charging me the price for leading the impeachment process," he told lawmakers. "Tomorrow, it will be you."

A half-dozen other officials, including Rousseff's predecessor are also snared in the probe but recently it had faded after the mysterious death of a senior judge, court appointments and talk of an amnesty bill.