RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - "I can confidently say that the precedent that governs nepotism does not extend to political officials. In all states and municipalities, there are children and first and second-degree relatives holding positions in state secretariats or municipal secretariats, without this affecting any constitutional value."
"Of course, this House is sovereign and will be in a position to decide what it considers on this issue and will deserve my respect . . .