Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mentioned the USA “should stop granting refuge” to former Brazilian chief Jair Bolsonaro, after his supporters stormed major government buildings Sunday in scenes harking back to the January 6 US Capitol riot two years in the past.
The tons of of protesters who swarmed the congressional constructing, the Supreme Court docket and the Planalto Presidential Palace within the capital Brasilia over the weekend “will probably be discovered and punished,” in response to Brazil’s new President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.
Ocasio-Cortez condemned Sunday’s occasions and mentioned she stood “in solidarity” with Lula da Silva’s administration.
“Practically 2 years to the day the US Capitol was attacked by fascists, we see fascist actions overseas try to do the identical in Brazil,” the New York Democrat tweeted Sunday.
“We should stand in solidarity with @LulaOficial’s democratically elected authorities.
“The US should stop granting refuge to Bolsonaro in Florida,” she added.
Lula da Silva returned to energy and was inaugurated after he defeated Bolsonaro in a run-off election on Oct. 30, following a 12-year hiatus.
Bolsonaro denounced the actions of his supporters and his workplace beforehand mentioned it was cooperating with the transition of energy, however the far-right chief had stopped wanting explicitly conceding his election loss, and left the nation for the US previous to Lula da Silva’s inauguration.
Some context: Brazilian officers and world leaders additionally criticized the actions of demonstrators, which have been evocative of Jan. 6, 2021, when rioters stormed the US Capitol in an effort to stop the certification of the 2020 election and President Joe Biden’s win over former President Donald Trump.
US President Biden on Sunday condemned “the assault on democracy and the peaceable switch of energy in Brazil.”
“Brazil’s democratic establishments have our full assist and the desire of the Brazilian folks should not be undermined,” Biden tweeted. He added that he appeared ahead to working with Lula da Silva.