US President Joe Biden on Sunday stated the scenario in Brazil was “outrageous” after supporters of far-right former President Jair Bolsonaro invaded the nation’s Congress, presidential palace and Supreme Courtroom.
Leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who defeated Bolsonaro in essentially the most fraught election in a era final 12 months, introduced a federal safety intervention in Brasilia lasting till January 31 after capital safety forces initially had been overwhelmed by the invaders.
US Nationwide Safety Advisor Jake Sullivan stated the US condemns any effort to undermine democracy in Brazil.
“President Biden is following the scenario intently and our assist for Brazil’s democratic establishments is unwavering. Brazil’s democracy won’t be shaken by violence,” Sullivan stated on Twitter.
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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated on Twitter that the US joined Lula in calling for a right away finish to the assaults.
The violence echoed the US Capitol invasion two years in the past by supporters of former President Donald Trump.
“I condemn this outrageous assault on #Brazil’s govt buildings incited by demagogue Bolsonaro’s reckless disregard for democratic ideas,” US Senator Bob Menendez, chairman of the Senate Overseas Relations Committee, stated on Twitter.
“2 yrs since Jan. 6, Trump’s legacy continues to poison our hemisphere. Defending democracy & holding malign actors to account is important.”
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