While Jair Bolsonaro is still in the United States, his son, Senator Flavio Bolsonaro, said the former president had no connection to the January 8 coup attempt.
“It is not possible to link” Jair Bolsonaro to the coup attempt in Brazil on January 8, assured his son, Senator Flavio Bolsonaro, this Saturday during a statement to the press. “Justice is not the place for a political trial. He is very calm because he knows that there is no way to link him to any criminal act, ”he added.
Brazilian justice, in its colossal investigation into the invasion of the places of the three powers of January 8 (the National Congress, the Presidential Palace and the Supreme Court), is however looking into the responsibility of Jair Bolsonaro, who has several times, before and after the attack, questioned the electoral process and the reliability of the result of the presidential election last October which consecrated his left-wing opponent Lula.
“If a person wearing a t-shirt in support of Bolsonaro takes to the streets to bullshit, they should be held accountable, not Bolsonaro. He has no power over these people,” added the son of the former president.
Regarding a potential return of the former far-right president, still in the United States, his son was very evasive. “There is no forecast. It could be tomorrow, it could be six months from now, he might never come back. I don’t know,” he said.
Jair Bolsonaro, who has never formally acknowledged his defeat in the presidential election, has been in Florida since December 30. However, several Democratic parliamentarians are seeking to have his visa canceled, believing that he cannot remain in exile in the United States and that he must answer the charges against him before the Brazilian courts.