Colombian Prez’s Son Drops a Money Bombshell: Did It Blow Dad’s Political Rep? 💣💸
TL;DR: Nicolás Petro, son of Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro, spills the beans about illegal funds in his dad’s 2022 presidential campaign. Meanwhile, the prez is like, “Who, me?!” 🙈
When the eldest son of Colombia’s numero uno, Nicolás Petro, spills the té, you better believe Turnt Up News is here for the drama. The big question? How much of this sizzling drama might singe President Gustavo Petro’s freshly ironed presidential robe?
Nicolás, apparently after getting caught up in some dodgy dealings, confessed to pocketing some major pesos from some… questionable figures. 😱 We’re talking a contractor charged with murder, a former senator found guilty of pushing some, ahem, “nose candy”, and a “powerful” businessman. While Nicolás enjoyed some of this loot for his own bling-bling lifestyle, the rest reportedly fueled his pops’ run for the top spot.
But here’s the twist: Dad, aka President Gustavo Petro, went full Taylor Swift, shaking it off and claiming, “I knew NOTHING!” 🤷♂️ Speaking in northern Colombia, he served some family feels, “My kiddos are free to make mistakes. But me asking them to get their hands dirty? Never happened, never will.”
So, what does this mean for the big man in charge? Well, some peeps are whispering the “I-word” (impeachment, in case you’re lost in the sauce). Even without this bombshell, President Petro’s reign was described by Yann Basset, a smarty-pants political science prof, as “trying to survive.”
And what about Nicolás’s ex, Daysuris Vásquez? She’s not only been charged alongside him, but she’s also been serving some of her own tea. After they split (because of his alleged fling with one of her pals 😬), Vásquez accused Nicolás of splurging with campaign funds. She claimed, “Daddy Petro didn’t know.”
To add a lil’ more gas to this blazing bonfire, recent leaks suggested other close allies of President Petro might’ve been bending some campaign rules. The president’s reaction? “Bye, Felicia!” as he gave them the boot.
But while the prez has been all supportive of the investigation, saying he’ll let it roll, there’s a looong road before an impeachment might be on the table. Colombia’s system has a ton of steps, and fun fact: they’ve never impeached a president before.
Ramiro Bejarano, another brainy law prof, sees a shrinking prez amidst this expanding drama. His suggestion? “Gather the parties and negotiate, dude!”
But what we really wanna know… if the political pot is boiling over in Colombia, will President Petro be able to keep a lid on it? And more importantly, who’ll get burned? 🔥👀
So, what do you think? Was Daddy Petro truly in the dark or are we witnessing a political cover-up? 🍿🔍