Brazilian Attack on Democracy Ignored by Democrats as They Push False Narratives

President Biden has condemned the attack on Brazil’s Capitol and presidential palace by supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro. Many Democrats have compared the incident to the storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of President Trump in January 2021.

Brazilian authorities were able to retake control of the government buildings, and media reports suggest that up to 1,200 pro-Bolsonaro protesters have been arrested and detained.

Democrats have called for Bolsonaro to be extradited from Florida, where he is currently residing, and have accused him of involvement in the attacks. However, Bolsonaro denies any involvement.

Here’s What You Need To Know:

  • Supporters of Jair Bolsonaro attacked Brazil’s Congress, Presidential Palace, and Supreme Court
  • Brazilian authorities retake control of government buildings and arrest over 1,000 protesters
  • Many Democrats compare incident to pro-Trump storming of U.S. Capitol
  • Democrats call for extradition of Bolsonaro from Florida and accuse him of involvement in attacks
  • Bolsonaro denies any involvement in the attacks.