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MANAUS – Senator elected by Amazonas, where he calls himself the hope of the population and is expected to run for governor in 2022, Eduardo Braga (MDB-AM) demanded that Senator Renan Calheiros (MDB-AL) include Governor Wilson Lima (PSL-AM) in the final report of the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI) of Covid, as pointed out by the political columnist Claudio Prisco Paraíso, from SCC TV, during the SCC Noon News of the Santa Catarina station, affiliated to SBT.

The columnist affirms that Eduardo Braga’s pressure on Renan Calheiros occurred because the senator from Amazonas is the leader of the MDB in the Federal Senate and also because the politician from Alagoas was chosen as rapporteur of the CPI by Braga’s indication. For Paraíso, the suggestion of indictment of Wilson Lima had no conviction on the part of Renan Calheiros.

“Eduardo Braga, who is also from Amazonas, senator, and that next year will run against Wilson Lima, demanded that ‘Canalheiros’ put, because ‘Canalheiros’ was indicated rapporteur by him, Eduardo Braga, leader of the MDB in the Senate. That is, ‘Canalheiros’ did not cause conviction of the indictment of the governor, he was politically pressured at the whim of the leader, because of partisan interests, political and electoral. That is what is presiding over this CPI”, declared the writer.

Cláudio Prisco Paraíso also shows images of senators Eduardo Braga and Renan Calheiros interacting with each other to represent the close relationship between the two.

Several versions

The Covid CPI came to an end on Tuesday, 26, with the approval of the final report by seven votes to four, after undergoing changes and the senators adding ten more names as indicted. The document attributes crimes to the federal government and calls for the President of the Republic, Jair Bolsonaro (no party), to be held responsible, among other authorities, such as the governor of Amazonas, Wilson Lima.

According to the political commentator of SCC TV, Cláudio Paraíso, the CPI report has had at least 20 versions. For him, several of these changes occurred to contemplate senators’ personal interests. As for the possible crimes that President Bolsonaro would have committed in the pandemic, and that were not listed in the commission’s final report, the expert comments that the parliamentarians asked Minister Luís Roberto Barroso to ‘advise’ Calheiros, fearing that the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) would not present an indictment against the head of the federal executive branch.

“It leaked that to convince him to ‘Canalheiros’, senators went to meet Luís Roberto Barroso, who suggested: ‘this crime against the president [you] take away, because this can harm there in the PGR, which because of this may not accept the complaint and not send the complaint to the Supreme”. “Just look at this, the minister of the Supreme Court, a magistrate, interacting with tips to the senators with the goal of walling up the president of the Republic. Where are we? What kind of Supreme Court Justice is this? It’s a barbarity!”, criticized Cláudio Paraíso.

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Defense

On the day that the final report of the Covid CPI was voted on Tuesday, 26, the governor of Amazonas, Wilson Lima (PSC), criticized the attitude of Senator Eduardo Braga (MDB / AM) through social networks and reported that the parliamentarian usually acts on the basis of threat.

“Eduardo Braga is acting the way the Amazonians already know. Based on threats to include my name in the CPI report, promising not to vote if he does not get what he wants. He wants to include my name in the final report – even though he knows I wasn’t even investigated by the CPI”, said Wilson Lima on twitter.

Senator Eduardo Braga is Lima’s political opponent and is expected to run for the government in 2022. Braga was also one of the main defenders of the opening of commerce in Manaus, when the capital was hit by the new variant of the new coronavirus, in December last year, and has already been governor for two terms, in Amazonas. “His interest is aimed exclusively at the elections of 2022 and the reason of his life is to try to sabotage my government, which has been doing more in two years than he did in 8. Let the work speak, senator, and stop nitpicking”, added Wilson Lima.

Reinforcing the interest in running the state, since he lost the elections to José Melo (Pros) in 2014, in his last visit to Silves (200 kilometers from Manaus), for example, Eduardo Braga was greeted with a banner thanking him for the release of amendments to the city and took advantage of the moment to call himself the “hope of Amazonas”.

“The hope for better days is coming and this hope has a name and surname, Eduardo Braga, and our friends who can build the hope of better days for the people of Amazonas. Thank you very much, may God bless you all (sic)”, Braga said.

Besides this, the eventual gubernatorial candidate also appeared dancing zumba with supporters, in August this year, in the Lily of the Valley neighborhood, West zone, in Manaus. The parliamentarian published a video on social networks sharing the moment and crowding with supporters.

Fake news

Last month, Senator Eduardo Braga used his social networks to publish a story from almost six months ago about an increase in the Tax on Circulation of Goods and Services (ICMS) on diesel, as if it were current, and criticize the Government of Amazonas. Braga is a likely candidate for the government of the same state, in the 2022 elections, and puts himself as opposition to the Amazonas governor Wilson Lima (PSC).

In the September post, Braga inserted a printout from the D24am portal, which was published on March 30, 2021, about a public hearing to debate the price of diesel in the state. The change in the tax calculation basis occurred, at the time, throughout Brazil, given an understanding of the National Council of Finance Policy (Confaz).