Federal MP Alexandre Frota (PROSSP) announced that he was leaving the transition team for the future government of Presidentelect Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT), claiming to have been the target of prejudice. The parliamentarian had been announced as a member of the culture team.
Taking to social media, Frota said he saw “cowardly and biased attacks” directed at him and his family. According to the MP, “the prejudice in transition is that of speaking of a plural country”.
Since I’m fine and don’t want to have any problems, I stay with my family and decline the invitation. Many Thanks
Alexandre Frota, Federal MP
“They have prejudice in mind when they talk about diversity, opportunity for all, respect for differences without judgment (not quite like that),” he wrote.
Yesterday, for example, actor José de Abreu ignited the selection of the former actor and federal congressman to make up the transition team. Taking to Twitter, Abreu pointed out that Frota was a “disrespect” towards artists in transition, stating that the parliamentarian was considered a “joke” in the artistic environment.
Prejudice is in their heads, they talk about diversity, opportunities for all, respect for differences without judgment (not quite like that).
Fleet 77 (@77_fleet) November 24, 2022
Frota was announced as a member of the transition team by Vice Presidentelect Geraldo Alckmin (PSB) last Tuesday (22nd). In addition to the deputy, other parliamentarians were announced, such as the federal deputy Benedita da Silva, also in the field of culture; Minas Gerais City Council and Federal Representativeelect Duda Salabert for Human Rights; and Pernambuco Representative Marília Arraes for Regional Development.
According to Alckmin, parliamentarians already fulfill the role of following the transition guidelines with the view they had in the legislature. However, some of them are MPs and Senators elected in the 2022 election, until then without seats in the National Congress. (Check the provided list)