Furor over comments about shutting supreme court in Brazil

Furor over comments about shutting supreme court in Brazil
A man yells after listening to the Brazil's anthem during a campaign rally for presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro, of the far-right Social Liberal Party, in Copacabana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. The rally took place one week before Brazilians return to the polls on Oct. 28 for a second round of voting. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

SAO PAULO (AP) — A supreme court justice is calling for an investigation into inflammatory remarks made by the son of Brazil’s presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro.

Congressman Eduardo Bolsonaro said in a recently published video that it would take only two soldiers to close Brazil’s top court. The son was responding to a question about what the campaign would do if a President-elect Bolsonaro were prohibited from assuming office.

Justice Alexandre de Moraes said Monday that the Attorney General’s office should investigate whether Eduardo Bolsonaro broke national security laws.

The video was made in July but was published this weekend. It set off alarm bells for many in a country that only emerged from dictatorship in 1985.

Eduardo Bolsonaro said on Twitter his statements were taken out of context.