Supreme Court President Jaime Arrubla confirmed that an investigation was being launched into Ordoñez’s handling of the affair due to a possible abuse of functions in the case.
“Do not forget that the Supreme Court … is the disciplinary court prosecutor … and there is already a complaint stating that the inspector general exceeded his duties in that case,” said Arrubla.
Earlier Thursday Cordoba said that she refused to accept the State Council’s rejection of her appeal against the inspector general’s decision and said that the State Council is the only body that has the jurisdiction to dismiss lawmakers.
State Council President Luis Fernando Alvarez confirmed the ban on Thursday, adding that like any citizen Cordoba had the right to lodge an appeal.
Inspector General Alejandro Ordoñez said Wednesday that Cordoba had urged guerrilla groups to be hostile to government officials, provided them with information she was not authorized to give, and had participated in events to promote the FARC.
Last week Cordoba said that she would reactivate talks with guerrilla groups and that the ruling on her ban from public office would not affect her mediation efforts.