To Prime Time Zone, the leader of Podemos na Casa defends that nominee should be judged in the plenary session and affirms that the posture of the DEM parliamentarian ‘disrespects the institution’
Leader of Podes in the Senate, Alvaro Dias (We-PR) criticizes the senator Davi Alcolumbre (DEM-AP), president of the Constitution and Justice Committee of the House, for not guiding the hearing of the former attorney general of the Union André Mendonça. This Wednesday, the 13th, the indication of the name “terribly evangelical” to the Supreme Court (STF) completes three months in the DEM parliamentarian’s drawer. THE Young pan, Dias claims that Alcolumbre acts as a “dictator” and calls into question the respectability of the Senate. Mendonça is the record holder in the waiting time to be tested. Among the current members of the STF, Minister Rosa Weber was the one who waited the longest: 29 days.
“Holding the bench is unreasonable, it has no purpose. Alcolumbre does not own the Senate. He must respect the institution, its routine and the internal norms of the House. This is a deplorable omission that disrespects neither the nominee nor the president of the Republic. Disrespects the institution itself and society. We have a mission to fulfill. The nomination is exclusive to the president and the Senate is responsible for deliberating about it. This omission is, without a shadow of a doubt, compromising. Alcolumbre cannot use the prerogative of chairman of a commission to transform this House into a personal tool for revenge,” he told the report.
As Young Pan showed, senators will ask the president of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco (DEM-MG), to take André Mendonça’s hearing directly to the plenary. The appeal must be made in the session this Wednesday, 13. A week ago, senator Esperidião Amin (PP-SC) presented an urgent request to schedule the meeting in Mendonça at the CCJ. “I want to defend my reputation and that of the Senate because, here for us, when there is an unreasonable postponement, I consider that my reputation is affected. So it is in my self-defense, and I believe that of the Senate, that I propose to present this request”, said Amin in the session on Wednesday, 6. The request of the PP congressman was rejected by the vice president of the Senate, Veneziano Vital do Rego (MDB-PB). The emedebista argued that the hearing is indispensable, as it is provided for in the Federal Constitution and in the internal regulations of the Senate.