President Biden and his administration are catching flack over their hesitancy to side with the Cuban people in a massive uprising against the criminal communist government.
The Biden administration has attempted to minimize the severity of the anti-government protests, with White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki even claiming at one point that the Cuban people were only protesting because of COVID-19.
The reality is that the Cuban people are uprising against a government that has enforced many repressive policies similar to what is being proposed by Biden’s far left administration – which is why Democrats have been largely quiet on the issue.
Facing immense external pressure, Biden issued a timid statement on Monday, saying that the United States stands with the Cuban people.
“We stand with the Cuban people and their clarion call for freedom and relief from the tragic grip of the pandemic and from the decades of repression and economic suffering to which they have been subjected by Cuba’s authoritarian regime,” Biden said.
His statement continued, “The Cuban people are bravely asserting fundamental and universal rights. Those rights, including the right of peaceful protest and the right to freely determine their own future, must be respected. The United States calls on the Cuban regime to hear their people and serve their needs at this vital moment rather than enriching themselves.”
Many people, however, saw right through Biden’s statement as it was clear the Democrat was simply trying to save face as his administration has been rather slow to criticize the communists in Cuba.
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio called out Biden for his response to the mass protests.
“I don’t know why it’s so hard for them to criticize Marxists,” Rubio said of the Biden administration in an appearance on “Hannity.”
Rubio slammed the president’s silence over the weekend – as a “major failure.”
Biden “left out the word Marxist and communist and socialist,” when assigning blame, Rubio said.
“What you just described, the murderous nature of the Castro regime, that’s the way every Marxist regime has ever been, always, because Marxism and socialism is built on this….you go to a people and you say ‘there’s this group of good, noble people and there’s this group of oppressors that are trying to destroy them. Give us the power to crush the oppressors…’ but the price of that of course is your freedom so they win and then what happens? You don’t get those things and you don’t get your freedom back and then if you complain about it they crack your head open, they put you in jail, they exile you, or they kill you,” an outraged Rubio went on.
“And that’s what’s happening. And that’s what happens everywhere all the time. Socialism is about control, about controlling people and every aspect of their lives.”
Protesters demanded freedom and are calling for the disbandment of the country’s communist dictatorship as the country goes through its worst economic crisis in decades, along with a resurgence of coronavirus cases.
Rubio said the administration must “make it very clear whose side we are on.”
“The passion you see in the streets of Miami tonight and in other parts of Florida and the country are people that suffered under that evil, saw their families divided, their lives destroyed, their kids have to go overseas, people never saw their parents before they died because of this evil,” he said.
“That’s what Marxism is and I wish we had a president and more leaders in Congress on the Democratic side of the aisle…willing to say that.”
Author: Marcus Tensley