'Grumpy' the Brazilian clown to leave Congress as he is ashamed of his colleagues

Tiririca lambasts fellow congressmen and women for widespread graft and laziness in speech ending seven-year political career

A clown who has twice been elected to Brazil’s Congress under the slogan “It can’t get any worse” has said he is too embarrassed by his fellowpoliticians to run again.

Francisco Everardo Oliveira Silva, known as Tiririca, this week has said he is ashamed of his colleagues – more than half of whom are reportedly under investigation for corruption – and will not run again in 2018.

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