Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said this Saturday that he has three alternatives for his near future: “Being imprisoned, dead or victory”, in a meeting with evangelists during a visit to the Goiania region.
“I have three alternatives for my future: being in prison, being dead or victory. You can be sure that the first alternative does not exist; I am doing the right thing and I do not owe anything to anyone,” said the president, who aspires to re-election in 2022, according to statements reproduced by the local press.
Between tensions with the judiciary, President reloaded against the Supreme Federal Court (STF) and the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), and warned: “No man here on Earth is going to scare me“He also denounced the” arbitrary measures “of justice.
Bolsonaro suffered a setback on Wednesday, when the president of the Brazilian Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco, rejected his request to initiate impeachment proceedings against Alexandre de Moraes, one of the eleven judges of the STF, and a member of the TSE.
The dispute began months ago, among other causes, by the Bolsonaro’s questions about the legitimacy of the electronic voting system in Brazil, in force since 1996.
The Supreme Court opened different files against the president. And earlier this month, De Moraes ordered to investigate the Brazilian president for crimes of “slander” and “incitement to crime”.
On the other hand, the TSE included the president in an investigation initiated in 2019 by the STF to determine the origin of false news, offenses and threats to several of its judges.
On Friday, before traveling to Goiania, Bolsonaro encouraged the population to arm themselves: “Everybody has to buy a rifle. An armed people will never be enslaved,” he said.
And, at a time when inflation concerns are growing, he added: “I know it’s expensive. Some idiot might say ‘you have to buy beans.’ Man, if you don’t want to buy a rifle, don’t bother whoever wants to buy it“.
On the morning of this Saturday, in the capital of the state of Goiás, the president he walked without a mask among an agglomeration of followers outside the temple, according to images on their social networks.
Then he called from the stage to evangelicals – a key group in his electoral base – to participate in the acts in his support scheduled for September 7, when Independence Day is commemorated.