Why André Mendonça’s hearing should not take place before September 7th – Prime Time Zone


Senate leaders say that next week’s demonstrations will determine whether the crisis between the Powers will cool or worsen

DIDA SAMPAIO/ESTADÃO CONTENTMendonça faces resistance in the Senate, but government legislators believe he has the facts to pass

Despite the appeals of government parliamentarians, the hearing of André Mendonça, appointed by the president Jair Bolsonaro for the minister’s vacancy Marco Aurélio Mello not Supreme Federal Court (STF), should only take place after the September 7 holiday. The choice of the session date is a prerogative of the president of the Senate Constitution and Justice Committee (CCJ), Davi Alcolumbre (DEM-AP), one of the main sources of resistance to the name of the former attorney general of the Union.

In a context of crisis between the Powers, senators heard by the report say that Alcolumbre wants to await the unfolding of the Pocketnarist demonstrations called for the national holiday to decide when the CCJ will receive the “terribly evangelical” chosen by Bolsonaro. In addition, for one wing of the Senate, next week’s demonstrations will determine whether tensions will ease or escalate. As Young Pan showed, the DEM congressman decided not to guide André Mendonça’s hearing after the President of the Republic presented a request for impeachment of minister Alexandre de Moraes, of the STF. The former president of the Senate considered the attitude “regrettable” and an aggression to the Judiciary.

To interlocutors, Alcolumbre has said that it makes no sense to analyze the nomination made by Bolsonaro to the Supreme Court, if the President of the Republic instigates the institutional conflict. “We will wait for what will happen next week to find out if the president backs down or if he will insist on the strategy of stretching the rope,” he told Young pan, requesting a reservation, a member of the CCJ of the Senate. This Tuesday, 31, while on schedule in Minas Gerais, the country’s representative said, without explaining what he was referring to, that “there has never been an opportunity like this” on a September 7 holiday. “Never other opportunity for the Brazilian people has been as important or will be as important as this next September 7th,” he said in Uberlândia (MG). “We are going to change the destiny of Brazil and I am sure, within the four lines of the Constitution. It won’t be raising a sword up and proclaiming a few words. In the past, it was like that. Today, due to the complexity of what is at stake in our nation, it will be a little different,” he added.