US President Joe Biden on Sunday mentioned the state of affairs in Brazil was “outrageous” after supporters of far-right former President Jair Bolsonaro invaded the nation’s Congress, presidential palace and Supreme Court docket.
Leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who defeated Bolsonaro in probably the most fraught election in a technology final 12 months, introduced a federal safety intervention in Brasilia lasting till Jan. 31 after capital safety forces initially have been overwhelmed by the invaders.
US Nationwide Safety Advisor Jake Sullivan mentioned the US condemns any effort to undermine democracy in Brazil.
“President Biden is following the state of affairs carefully and our assist for Brazil’s democratic establishments is unwavering. Brazil’s democracy is not going to be shaken by violence,” Sullivan mentioned on Twitter.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken mentioned on Twitter that the US joined Lula in calling for a direct 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, mentioned 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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