Eduardo Bolsonaro: White House Silent On Brazilian Persecution

The Biden administration remains silent on charges that political opponents of Brazil’s rulers are being persecuted and that democracy has been defeated.

The son of former President Jair Bolsonaro, Eduardo Bolsonaro, is a member of the chamber of deputies. He and more than a dozen other national lawmakers gathered this week in the U.S. to reject the targeting political rivals by hard-left President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

The group told Congress of hardships faced by conservatives along with growing censorship of their voices.

Individuals who opposed the extremist programs championed by Lula are singled out for harsh treatment. The delegation to Washington was joined by Brazilian journalist Paulo Figueiredo, who also told lawmakers of being persecuted.

The congressional hearing was led by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chairman of the House Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Subcommittee.

Smith noted that since 2022 there have been “large-scale” human rights violations committed by the left-wing Brazilian government against the nation’s conservatives.

Eduardo Bolsonaro criticized his government while pointing an accusing finger at the Biden administration. He told of his father enduring being targeted by powerful leftists and the utter silence from the White House.

Thousands of angry Brazilians took to the streets late last month to protest the persecution of Bolsonaro by the left-wing regime. They spoke out against the heavy handed tactics of the government to suppress opposition voices in the country.

Bolsonaro told his supporters that charges of instigating a coup are completely unfounded. “What is a coup? Tanks in the streets, weapons, conspiracy. None of that happened in Brazil.”

Concerning his eight-year ban from holding public office, Bolsonaro declared, “We cannot accept that an authority can eliminate whoever it may be from the political scene, unless it is for a fair reason.”

His scathing criticism of the nation’s notoriously shaky election system led to being barred from seeking office until 2030.

The irony, of course, is that the Biden White House and his leftist cronies are engaged in the exact type of persecution described by Bolsonaro. Efforts by American leftists to strip former President Donald Trump from the ballot echo eerily similar patterns in authoritarian Brazil.