Brazil's Bolsonaro applies for U.S. tourist visa

STORY: Jair Bolsonaro has applied for a six-month tourist visa to remain in the United States.

That's despite calls to revoke any visas held by the former Brazil President following violent protests in his home country.

His lawyer said the United States received his application on Friday (January 27), and that Bolsonaro will remain in the U.S. while his application is pending.

Bolsonaro flew to Florida two days before his term ended on January 1st and leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva took office.

While in Florida, Bolsonaro’s supporters violently stormed Brazil’s capital, calling for a military coup to overturn the October election.

Bolsonaro is currently being investigated by Brazil’s Supreme Court for his role in the anti-democratic protests.

Earlier this month, dozens of Democratic House members asked the White House to cooperate with the investigation - and to revoke any U.S. visas held by Bolsonaro.

The State Department has repeatedly said its policy is not to discuss specific visa cases.

It's believed Bolsonaro entered the country on a so-called "A" visa - reserved for diplomats and heads of state.

In an email response to Reuters, his lawyer said that Bolsonaro would like to “enjoy being a tourist in the United States for a few months before deciding what his next step will be.”