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Democrats Want U.S. to Extradite Jair Bolsonaro, But WH Said Brazil Hasn’t Sent a Request

Democrats Want U.S. to Extradite Jair Bolsonaro, But WH Said Brazil Hasn’t Sent a Request

The calls come after Bolsanaro’s supporters stormed Brazil’s government buildings on Sunday.

Democrat Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Joaquin Castro demanded the U.S. extradite former Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro, who has sought refuge in Florida.

White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan said the administration had not received a request from Brazil to extradite Bolsonaro:

“We’re not, as far as I know, in direct contact with Bolsonaro, so I can’t speak definitively about his whereabouts,” White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters Monday of the former leader, who is in Florida after spending New Year’s Eve with former President Donald Trump. “We have not, as of now, received any official requests from the Brazilian government related to Bolsonaro,” Sullivan added.

Visa issues are governed “by legal modalities,” according to Sullivan, deferring to the State Department. But if the U.S. were to receive a request, it would be treated “seriously,” he said. In the meantime, there are no plans for President Joe Biden to speak with Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

Bolsonaro blamed his defeat on “a software bug.” He left Brazil for Florida during his last days in office and before President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva took office.

Supporters of the recently ousted president stormed “the Brazilian Capitol, Presidential Palace and Supreme Court on Sunday.”

President Joe Biden condemned the riots but hasn’t said anything about Bolsonaro in Florida.

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If he is charged with anything in Brazil, presumably it would be for statements he made while in the USA, which would mean that he was protected by the first amendment and it would be illegal to extradite him on such a charge, just as it would be illegal to charge him in the USA for them.

    MattMusson in reply to Milhouse. | January 9, 2023 at 4:39 pm

    The Brazilian Army is attempting to keep the two sides apart. Sending Bolsonaro to Brazil to be at Lula’s mercy is a very bad idea unless you want a hot war. Let things settle.

President Bolsonaro needs to keep three words handy.

“I request asylum”.

The real third-world tyrants in America expose themselves.

The Dems inner Stalin oozes out. No one is allowed to contest a Leftist/Communist “victory”.

E Howard Hunt | January 9, 2023 at 4:23 pm

He can always re-enter across the Mexican border.

I wish north korea would demand extradition of obama when repubs are in office.

They’re a bunch of wannabe authoritarians who will soon be stripped of their assigned committees.

we have no extradition treaty with Brazil.

Victor Immature | January 10, 2023 at 4:40 am

“Fire sale-All Non-Globalists Must Go!”