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New York Republican Representative George Santos was called out after he, with seemingly no self awareness, condemned the antidemocratic protests in Brazil that hit a fever pitch after supporters of the previous leader, Jair Bolsonaro, attacked the Supreme Court of Brazil, the National Congress of Brazil and the Planalto Presidential Palace in the Praça dos Três Poderes in Brasília, the capital.

The current President, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, was not in Brasilia at the time of the attack, which took place just a week after his inauguration. His administration confirmed more than 1,000 people had been arrested for participating in the attempt to reinstall Bolsonaro, who was in Orlando, Florida when it took place.

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