'I am in Charge', Says Bolsonaro when Announcing an Appeal against The Supreme Court Suspension of Federal Police Appointment

President goes against the Attorney General's Office, which stated that he would not appeal the suspension of the appointment


President Jair Bolsonaro expressed his disapproval Wednesday in the Federal Attorney General (AGU) and said he would appeal against the decision of Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes, who prevented the inauguration of delegate Alexandre Ramagem at the helm Federal Police.

Earlier, the AGU released a public statement in which it said it would not appeal the suspension of possession.

"It is it's duty [AGU] to appeal," said Bolsonaro. "I am in charge, and I want Ramage there," said Bolsonaro, who moments earlier, in a ceremony at the Planalto Palace, had stated that his dream of appointing the delegate to the post of director-general "will soon come true."

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro gestures during the inauguration ceremony of Andre Mendonca as new Justice Minister at Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on April 29, 2020. - Mendonca replaces Sergio Moro, who resigned after disagreements with President Bolsonaro. (Photo by EVARISTO SA / AFP) - AFP

At the entrance to the Palácio da Alvorada, where he greeted voters after a walk, he said on Wednesday night that there was interference by the Judiciary. He reiterated that he would fulfill his desire to appoint the friend of his children to the position.

"I want Ramage there. It was an interference, right? But we will do everything for Ramage. If not, his time will come, and I will put someone else," he said.

Shortly after Bolsonaro disapproved of the AGU note, José Levi, the new head of the agency, reaffirmed that there would be no appeal. "It has already been said that there will be no appeal," he said, at the Planalto Palace. He hinted, however, that he had no information about the president's statements.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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