Bolsonaro criticized Supreme Court justices and the electronic voting system. As a response, top court chief Justice Luiz Fux and Justice Luis Roberto Barroso, head of the Superior Electoral Court, rebutted the president’s remarks.
Early in the plenary session, Fux read the address in which he declared that the institutional criticism on the Court’s work must not be confused with “narratives aimed at discrediting the Supreme Court and its members, as those that have been made widespread by the head of the nation.”
A statement signed by the Office of the Senate's Attorney-General recommended the rejection of the request due to “manifest absence of previously defined wrongdoing and a good cause.”
The remarks were made after President Jair Bolsonaro said, on Saturday (14), that he will ask the Senate to reopen the case against Supreme Court Justices Alexandre de Morais and Luís Roberto Barroso, who is also head of the Superior Electoral Court.