Bolsonaro affirms that his mission “has not finished” and that he will return to Brazil “shortly”
Former President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro(2019-2023) intends to return to politics and his country “shortly”, according to what he said. This Saturday during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), the largest annual forum of the right-wing in the US, which this year is being held in the country's capital.< /p>
“At this moment, I thank God for my second life and also for the mission of being president of Brazil for one term, but I feel, deep down, that this mission ;it's not over yet“, he stated before a devoted audience that interrupted him several times with cheers and applause. “I am going to return shortly (to Brazil) to try to return to normality, do politics and be closer to I am from my family,” he added.
Bolsonaro has been in the US since December 30, one day before his term expired, thus avoiding the transfer of power to his successor, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is waiting for a change of visa requested by his lawyer in January to stay six more months in this country.
During this time, the former Brazilian president has been installed in Florida , where the brain came from. on Friday to the US capital to participate in the CPAC, as the opening act for former US President Donald Trump (2017-2021).
Assault on institutions
Bolsonaro was in the US when thousands of his followers invaded and vandalized the offices of Parliament, the Presidency and the Supreme Court on January 8, for which reason he has been included in the list of those investigated by the Supreme Court for alleged incitement.
In his speech at the CPAC, the ex-president returned to his position. to question the result of the presidential electionsof 2022, won by Lula by a narrow margin. “I had much more support in 2022 than in 2018. I don't know why the numbers showed otherwise,” he insisted.
With numerous references to God and the Bible, Bolsonaro reiterated his position. that he believes he has done “a good job” and was proud & oacute; He said of having been “the last president to recognize the elections of two years ago in the United States” in which the Democrat Joe Biden defeated the United States. to Trump. “I remain faithful to our principles, to our motto, God, country, family and freedom,” he concluded.
Controversy over Saudi jewels
In his statements to the press after his speech at the CPAC, Bolsonaro was asked about the controversy over the jewels given away by Saudi Arabia and denounced the that they want to compare him with Lula, whom he of “bandit”. “They accuse me of a gift that I did not receive, nor did the first lady. Even the value was a surprise for me,” lamented Mr. the ex-president, who indicated that he was What's up? He was “crucified” for this matter.
“I read articles in the newspapers saying that I tried to take the jewels illegally to Brazil -he added- and that is a lie.” “The press also talks about something absurd, that I would have to pay 50%. I would have to pay 8 million reais (1,538,461 dollars),” he said. Where am I going to get that money, for God's sake? I'm a person who doesn't have enough assets to assume that.”