The Senate must wait for the decision of the plenary session of the STF (Supreme Federal Court) to position itself on the removal of the senator Rodrigues boy (DEM-RR), caught by the PF (Federal Police) with money in his underwear. THE decision it was from the STF minister Luís Roberto Barroso, who asked that the topic be analyzed also by the plenary.
The removal did not please the senators, who fear for the open precedent. But there is the idea in the House that the plenary can change the decision. Senator Simone Tebet (MDB-MS), chairman of the CCJ (Commission on Constitution and Justice), told the Poder360 that the House must await judgment: “About the removal … We don’t know what the Supreme Court’s decision will be.”
In parallel to this, the president of the Senate, Davi Alcolumbre (DEM-AP), should Search for this week the senators to debate how to handle the case.
The idea would be to sew a reaction to Barroso’s monocratic decision that removed Senator Chico Rodrigues (DEM-RR) from office for 90 days.
The meeting has not yet been officially scheduled by Alcolumbre, but leaders already treat the debate as inevitable. The government leader in Congress, senator Eduardo Gomes (MDB-TO), told the Poder360 that senators should take advantage of the week of concentrated effort to debate the case. The House holds official sabbaticals in semi-presential sessions next week.
The leader of the PSL in the Senate, Major Olimpio (PSL-SP), who first said that Barroso “extrapolated”, said this Sunday (18th) that the minister could even have decided harder against the congressman.
“I believe so [o Senado vai esperar], I analyzed Minister Barroso’s entire decision today and concluded that he was still complacent because he had 1 set of evidence sufficient for preventive detention or even in flagrante delicto with embezzlement proceeds. ”
STF President Luiz Fux decided on friday (16.out.2020) to guide the analysis of the order of removal of senator Chico Rodrigues (DEM-RR) from the mandate for 90 days to October 21.
On Friday, Barroso asked Fux to take the decision to be analyzed by the other ministers, while recognizing that he would not need to be endorsed by colleagues to proceed with the case. Despite this, even if the Court considers the removal valid, Rodrigues will only temporarily lose his mandate if the Senate approves it.
UNDERSTAND THE SITUATION
Senator Chico Rodrigues is investigated for alleged embezzlement. On Wednesday (14.out.2020), he was caught hiding about R $ 15,000, in cash, in his underwear. Federal police officers realized the situation while executing a search and seizure warrant against the congressman.
Despite the act, Rodrigues was not arrested. This is because the police could not claim that the amount seized was obtained from the investigated deviations. In addition, the congressman has parliamentary immunity and can only be arrested if he is the target of 1 heinous crime.