Bolsonaro tried to convince a senator to carry out a coup

Edited by Ed Newman
2023-02-02 23:13:35


Senator Marcos do Val (L) denounced that he was pressured from defeated President Jair Bolsonaro to ally with him in a coup d'état against Lula da Silva.

Brasilia, February 3 (RHC)-- In Brazil, center-right Senator Marcos Do Val said that former President Jair Bolsonaro tried to convince him to stage a coup to prevent Lula da Silva from becoming president of Brazil.

"I would get angry when they called me a Bolsonaro.  You wait for me to drop a 'bomb.'  We Can" party who decided to denounce the far-right politician.

After issuing some messages through social networks, Do Val said that he "definitely leaves politics" and will resign from the position of senator that was due to end in 2026.  He said that this decision was due to family and health reasons.

"I lost coexistence with my family and especially with my daughter.  It was not worth it to be transparent, honest, and fight for a better Brazil.  The attacks and offenses continue to occur," he said and announced that he would return to the United States where he previously lived.

The tweet refers to the following: In an exclusive interview with Globo News, Senator Do Val talks about a meeting with Bolsonaro, in which they discussed staging a coup.  The coup plan included the arrest of Superior Electoral Court Judge Alexandre de Moraes.

These declarations occurred a few days after 513 Lower House representatives and a third of the Brazilian senators elected in October took their seats in the Brazilian Parliament.

Currently, the former Army Captain Bolsonaro is in Miami, where he fled before officially concluding his term and without acknowledging the victory of Lula da Silva.

The far-right politician is being investigated for his involvement in the assault on the Brasilia's headquarters of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches, which took place on January 8th.



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