Senator Marco Rubio (R-Florida) said on July 15—ironically—that he will help Black Lives Matter activists move to communist Cuba.
Rubio, who is of Cuban descent, offered to help the Marxist organization leave the United States after releasing a statement supporting Cuba’s communist dictatorship.
“My office stands ready to help the leaders of the Black Lives Matter organization emigrate to #Cuba,” wrote the Senator in Twitter.
On Wednesday night, July 14, Black Lives Matter issued a statement condemning the United States for its embargo of Cuba and even appeared to hold the U.S. responsible for the unrest in the island’s streets, rather than blaming the communist regime which is silencing the protesters.
Several Republican legislators, including Rubio, disagreed with such a statement, which also faced strong criticism on social networks for saying that the embargo has “the explicit intention of destabilizing” the island and “undermining the right of Cubans to choose their own government.”
“The extortionist ring known as the Black Lives Matter organization took a break today from shaking down corporations for millions & buying themselves mansions to share their support for the Communist regime in #Cuba,” wrote the senator in another tweet, in response to BLM’s statement.
The senator also appeared on Fox News on Thursday, July 15, where he further criticized the Marxist organization for their statement.
“They are charlatans,” Rubio said of Black Lives Matter.”They are a Ponzi scheme.”They are a fraud.”So that’s the only reason I care about them is because they’ve shaken down, and continue to shake down, corporations.”
Thousands of Cubans took to the streets on July 11 to protest against the dictatorship, shouting “freedom!
Currently, there are moments of great tension, while there are hundreds of people detained and missing in clashes after the island president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, alerted his supporters to go out and confront the demonstrators.
The protests have been going on for several days, and people have expressed their frustration with the living conditions on the island, coupled with the lack of freedoms and shortages.
In this regard, the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump, expressed his solidarity with the Cuban people and criticized the lukewarm stance of the Biden administration on the situation on the island.
“The Biden Administration’s refusal to forcefully condemn Communism and the Cuban Communist Regime is a national travesty. The Biden Administration’s ludicrous suggestion that the Cubans are protesting government mismanagement—not brutal Communist oppression—is an insult to every Cuban patriot who has suffered, been imprisoned, or died in pursuit of freedom,” wrote the former president in a statment dated July 15.
“Today’s Democrat Party is so far left they can’t even take a stand against violent Communism. Many are Communists themselves!,” he wrote.