President suggests that Tabata Amaral pay the project with budget from the cabinet and also complains about not being able to play Santos because he is not vaccinated
On a visit to the coast of São Paulo during the long holiday, the president Jair Bolsonaro (no party) commented on the veto he made to the menstrual health bill, which instituted the distribution of absorbents for teenagers and miserable women, in addition to those living on the streets or deprived of liberty. The president stated that he could not sanction the project for not committing a crime of responsibility, claiming that the project did not indicate the origin of the resources needed to be taken off the paper, estimated at R$ 81 million. He also suggested that the deputy Tábata Amaral (PSB-SP), one of the authors, paid for the distribution of hygiene items with the office budget it receives.
“There is a terrible wave, the bad guy from Bolsonaro vetoed the absorbent project. The deputy who presented the project knows that when you present a project that has an expense, you have to present the source of funding. If I sanction, I am subject to a crime of liability under article 85 of the Constitution, [pode originar um] impeachment process. This is irresponsible towards the most humble and needy people. The expense, she claims, is R$100 million, it’s much more! Now, if Congress overturns the tampon veto, I’m going to take money from health and education. You’ll have to take it from somewhere. [Aprovo o projeto] If you have the source of income, no problem, I know how difficult it is to buy. Tabata, a woman, takes the budget from her office and buys it, finds a way to serve the most needy population,” said Bolsonaro in the city of Peruíbe, in Baixada Santista.
Article 85 of the Constitution establishes that the President of the Republic commits a crime of responsibility if he violates the probity of administration or the budget law. In the bill, conceived by Congresswoman Marília Arraes (PT-PE) and presented in co-authorship with 34 other congressmen, it is foreseen that SUS resources would be used to carry out the distribution of pads, as a way to ensure health and prevent women from losing days of school or work because they don’t have proper items on their menstrual days. Last Friday, 8th, the president of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco (DEM-MG) stated that the veto was a ‘very candidate’ to be overthrown by Congress. Jovem Pan tried to contact Congresswoman Tábata Amaral, but did not get a response until the publication of this report.