Eduardo Bolsonaro says accepts embassy in Washington if indicated

Son of the president said he would accept responsibility and resign from office, requirement to be confirmed in permanent outdoor function.
11/07/2019 21h55 - Updated 11/07/2019 21h55
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Congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro (PSL-SP) He said on Thursday, 11, what, if confirmed his appointment to the post of ambassador to Washington, accept the function and renounce parliamentary mandate, requirement to be confirmed in a permanent mission abroad.

"If the mission given by the president would accept", Eduardo said in a last-minute scheduled interview at the Foreign Relations Committee of the House of Representatives, of which he is president.

With the insistence of journalists about whether to renounce parliamentary mandate, Rep confirmed: “Sim, if the president I trust this mission, I would be willing to resign from office ".

Eduardo said, during a interview, that the appointment still depend on a conversation with his father and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ernesto Araujo, and initially, He dealt with the subject as if it had been taken by surprise.

Transmission in social networks that made the night of Thursday, the president discussed the possible appointment of the son with Araújo, who said that Eduardo was a "great name".

Eduardo showed that it was a recurring, in turn, by revealing, in the interview, who had already consulted its legal counsel if his appointment could be framed in the docket of the Supreme Court on nepotism and also on the need to resign from office.

Congressman in second term, Eduardo is a lawyer and notary of the Federal Police. In the last years, in preparation for his campaign for the presidency, He approached the writer Olavo de Carvalho, who lives in the United States, and through him, de Steve Bannon, former adviser to the US President Government, Donald Trump.

On more than one trip to the US, Eduardo went on to boast of an alleged proximity to the children of the president and before Bolsonaro take traveled to the country to make informal contacts on behalf of parent. The President pointed out what he called the "friendship" of Eduardo with the children of Trump as one of the child predicates for the post.

Asked whether he felt able to perform the function, the deputy said yes and defended the viability of a political appointment, rather than a career diplomat, what has been the practice in Brazilian foreign policy.

Source: Reuters

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