The President of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco (PSD-MG), took a stand against the writ of mandamus made by Senator Soraya Thronicke (União-MS) at the Federal Supreme Court (STF) that requests the installation of the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI) of the coup acts of the January 8th.
The House lawyers who signed the text argue that the congresswoman’s application was presented on January 9, prior to the current legislature, which began in February, and therefore could not go forward.
The document presented by Pacheco quotes an excerpt from the bylaws of the Senate which states that the term of the CPI “cannot exceed the period of the legislature in which it was created” and that “at the end of the legislature, all proposals pending in the Federal Senate will be filed”. In order to resume the progress it justifies, signatures must be collected after February.
As Estadão showed, Soraya managed to raise 40 signatures from senators, even from the PT, for a CPI opening. Gilmar Mendes, STF minister, responded to a writ of mandamus filed by her and gave Pacheco ten days to explain why he had not yet read the act creating the CPI in the House.
Deputies who support former president Jair Bolsonaro (PL) articulate another investigation front by a Mixed Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPMI), which would involve both the Senate and the Chamber to investigate the coup acts.
The president Lula he said he does not want the Legislative to set up an investigation into January 8th. The author of the CPMI is Deputy André Fernandes (PL-CE) The Attorney General’s Office asked the STF to open an inquiry to determine the participation of Fernandes himself in inciting the protests with vandalism.
“Do they (the government supporters) prefer a biased CPMI, controlled by an investigated deputy, who already has ready answers? That there will be a CPI, have no doubt. The government is between the cross and the sword. Here in the Senate, we has a more impartial posture,” said Soraya.
It will be up to the minister-rapporteur, Gilmar Mendes, dean of the Supreme Court, to decide the progress of the case.