Bolsonaro Says He Is Not Worried about Lula or The CPI Investigation

President again threatens to use armed forces to prevent restrictive measures against Covid


President Jair Bolsonaro (no party) said on Monday (26) that he does not care about the federal investigation into his management of the pandemic, nor does he care about a possible candidacy of former President Lula (PT) in 2022. He also returned to harass governors who adopt restrictive measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

In a quick interview with the press after the inauguration of a stretch of highway in the interior of Bahia, the president was succinct when commenting on the Covid CPI, which will be installed in the Senate this Tuesday (27) in a scenario in which government officials will be in the minority.

JACUIPE,BA - 26/04/2021 President Jair Bolsonaro. (Foto: Alan Santos/PR) - Alan Santos/PR

"I am not worried because we owe nothing," said the president about the CPI, which will investigate actions and omissions by the federal government, in addition to transfers to the states, during the pandemic.

In Conceição do Jacuípe (102 km from Salvador), Bolsonaro again criticized governors and, once again, threatened to use the military to prevent the adoption of restrictive measures. He said the role of the Armed Forces is to ensure compliance with the Constitution.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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