translated from Spanish: Bolsonaro insulted and called the president of Brazil’s Superior Electoral Tribunal a “defender of terrorists”

The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, on Friday called “son of a bitch” and “defender of terrorists” the chief magistrate of the Superior Electoral Tribunal (TSE), Luis Roberto Barroso, with whom he has been involved in an a fierce confrontation in the last week following the attacks that the president has poured on the electronic voting system. On his visit to Joinville, in the state of Santa Catarina, which will keep him out there until this Saturday when he participates in a motorcycle rally in his support, Bolsonaro has been recorded saying “that son of a bitch goes and does that, that son of a bitch of Barroso”, while waving and photographing himself with his followers. During that mass bath that Bolsonaro is accustomed to, without respecting any kind of restriction imposed by the coronavirus even if it means skipping the rules of the local authorities, he has implied that Judge Barroso would have sent a series of people who reprimanded him moments before. Shortly afterwards, he said that he had not offended any Supreme Court justice, but only “mentioned” that Barroso, who also sits on the Brazilian High Court, is a “defender of the terrorist” Cesare Battisti — the judge was a lawyer for this member of the Italian armed group Armed Proletarians for Communism–, “is in favor of abortion, of liberalizing drugs” and of lowering the age of consent “for rapes.” He wants our twelve-year-old daughters and granddaughters to have sex without there being any problem,” said the Brazilian president, who accused the Supreme Court, now, of wanting to return to “corruption and impunity.” Back to his attacks on electronic voting machines, Bolsonaro has said Barroso “should be proud to be able to hear the truth” he offers him. “He says that the ballot box is inviolable (…). These kinds of people want to decide next year’s elections. I want democratic elections, without half a dozen people counting votes in a darkroom.” That insistence on getting the vote only printed doesn’t look like it’s going to go through despite the attempts he and his allies have deployed in Congress. This Friday, the president of the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco, has advanced that the legislative proposal presented for it has no view of succeeding. Brazilian Supreme Court Judge Alexandre de Moraes decided this week to include President Jair Bolsonaro in the investigation into spreading fake news for his untested attacks on the electronic voting system following a request filed Monday by the TSE. Bolsonaro, coinciding with the political rehabilitation of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva a few months ago, has intensified his untested attacks on the electoral model and electronic ballot boxes, spreading on his acolytes theories of electoral fraud for the 2022 presidential elections.

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