RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he will nominate anti-corruption crusader Sergio Moro to the Supreme Court whenever there is an opening.
In an interview Sunday with Radio Bandeirantes, the president said: "The first opening there is I have this commitment to Moro. God willing, we will fulfill this commitment."
Moro is best known for leading prosecutions as a judge in the "Operation Car Wash" investigation, which has been Brazil's biggest corruption scandal ever. It has brought the jailing of former presidents and swaths of the country's political and business elite.
Moro is now justice minister in the Bolsonaro administration. That appointment drew criticism from some Brazilians, because Moro convicted former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of corruption, which kept him from running again in the election won by Bolsonaro.