His statement came after fellow lawmaker Maria do Rosario condemned Brazil's dictatorship from 1964 to 1985, which Rep. Jair Bolsonaro has defended, at a meeting of the national legislature on Tuesday. As do Rosario walked out of the session, Bolsonaro reportedly yelled at her, "Stay here, Maria do Rosario. A few days ago you called me a rapist, in the Green Room. And I said I wouldn't rape you because you're not worthy of it. Stay here and listen."
"I was attacked as a woman, as a Congress member, as a mother," do Rosario later told Brazilian news agency O Globo. "When I go home, I have to explain this to my daughter... I'm going to press criminal charges against him."