'Brazil Has Become a Cemetery and This Will Not Go Unpunished', Says Renan about CPI Possibly 'Going Nowhere'

Commission rapporteur, senator says there will be accountability for "slaughter" in the country

São Paulo

Senator Renan Calheiros (MDB-AL), who is the Covid CPI rapporteur, says the government and senators who support Jair Bolsonaro (no party) are mistaken when they say the commission's investigations will "come to nothing".

"The facts speak for themselves," he says. "Brazil has become the cemetery of the world. The fact that they transformed Brazil into this will not go unpunished. It would be the demoralization of all of us at the CPI," he says.

Brazilian Senator Renan Calheiros. REUTERS/Adriano Machado - REUTERS

On Monday (10), UOL columnist Thaís Oyama revealed that the Planalto Palace believes that the CPI "will not do anything" and that the population would be disinterested in the matter.

"If there is evidence about the killings, someone will be responsible," says Renan Calheiros. "The CPI is not a fight between government and opposition. Neither is it about ideological groups. It wants to show the truth. And it will show what happened and what they did to save, or not save, lives", says Renan Calheiros.

He says that the population is interested in the commission's work. And that research shows "that it is approved by 70% of the population."

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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