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Petrobras Congress comission starts with squabble; president of group is called kid
03/06/2015 - 13h13
The Parliamentary Investigation Commission session (CPI) over Petrobras started on Thursday (5) morning amid protests caused by the conduct of Hugo Motta (PMDB-PB), president of the commission. As a result, congressmen argued and Edmilson Rodrigues (PSOL-PA) even called Motta "colonel" and "kid".
Twenty-five-year-old Motta was made president of the CPI in his second term by president of the Chamber of Deputies Eduardo Cunha (PMDB-RJ), who is acting backstage to corner the Federal Government. Motta's conduct of work was criticized by representatives of many parties, what led to an intense squabble between the lawmakers.
|Congress comission president Hugo Motta discuss with Edmilson Rodrigues, who called him kid|
The tumult started when few parties, members of the commission like PPS, PSOL and PSB, complained that they were not consulted on the choice of the vice-presidents who will lead the probe, held at the beginning of the session. They also claim they were not asked about the creation of sub-commissions, which, in practice, will undermine the powers of its main rapporteur Luiz Sérgio (RJ), a lawmaker from the Workers Party.
When Motta started to form sub-commissions and guide the congressmen, the opposition shouted. Valente started arguing with Motta and another member, Edmilson Rodrigues, called Motta "kid".
Motta angrily screamed: "I will not accept your disrespect. The president is in charge here, respecting the rules. I do not accept disrespect. You must respect me." And added: "I am not afraid of yelling. Where I come from, men do not yell".
Translated by JULIANA CALDERARI