Bolsonaro says he's not worried about criticism, indicate on the child as ambassador to the US

The president also said the appointment of his son as ambassador would not be a case of nepotism.
12/07/2019 17h00 - Updated 12/07/2019 17h00
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President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday (12) during a live broadcast through social networks that is not “worried about criticism” commenting on the possibility of indicating one of her five children, Congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro (PSL-SP), as Brazil's ambassador to Washington.

Bolsonaro announced yesterday (11) that is not “radar” the indication of the parliamentary to head the embassy in the United States (USA). The president said he will wait for the “some time” to make the decision.

“If I'm going to display it or not, I will wait for the right moment if I will or not. The complaint, I'm not worried about criticism”, he said.

The representation of Brazil in Washington is without an ambassador since April, when the diplomat Sergio Amaral was transferred from the Foreign Ministry to the Foreign Ministry's office in Sao Paulo. The approval of the possible appointment of Eduardo will have to pass the Senate.

For the Minister Marco Aurélio Mello, do Supremo Tribunal Federal, the case sets nepotism. According to the minister, the Constitution out the possibility of the president to name the child.

The binding precedent 13 the Supreme Court says “the appointment of spouse, partner or relative straight, side or affinity, to the third degree, inclusive, the appointing authority or server of the same legal entity, invested in charge of direction, management or advisory, for the position of exercise on commission or trust or, still, remunerated function in direct and indirect public administration, in any of the Union's powers, two states, Federal District and municipalities, understood the adjustment through reciprocal designations, violates the Constitution”.

In live broadcast this Friday, Bolsonaro reiterated that Eduardo is qualified for the job, He speaks English and Spanish and has befriended the children of US President Donald Trump.

The president considers the child, because of their training, “much better” than him and stressed that the deputy chairs the Committee of Foreign Affairs and Chamber of National Defense.

To exercise diplomatic post, Eduardo, who completed 35 years this week (Minimum age to head the embassy), You will have to undergo confirmation hearings and a vote on the Foreign Relations Committee (CRE) Senate, plus a vote on the floor of the House.

The son of the president would still have to resign from his post of parliamentary - in 2018 He became the most voted congressman the country's history, with 1,8 million votes in Sao Paulo.

Bolsonaro also stated in the transmission that the appointment of his son as ambassador would not be a case of nepotism. Eduardo was on the same line when asked about it on Friday.

“it was ruled. The binding of the Supreme summary, which deals with nepotism, It allows political statement of President. So, I believe that this would not be obstacle to a possible appointment”, said Rep.

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