Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) blamed Cuba’s turmoil on the “absurdly cruel” U.S. embargo, specifically “Trump-era restrictions” that are fueling the unrest.
She responded to the protest of communism in her first formal statement:
She believes the repressive regime is not the only cause of the troubles of the island nation.
We also must name the U.S. contribution to Cuban suffering: our sixty-year-old embargo. Last month, once again, the U.N. voted overwhelmingly to call on the United States to lift its blockade on Cuba.
The “Squad member called the embargo is absurdly cruel, and, like too many other U.S. policies targeting Latin Americans, the cruelty is the point. I outright reject the Biden administration’s defense of the embargo. It is never acceptable for us to use cruelty as a point of leverage against every day people.
AOC’s response echo’s the Black Lives Matter (BLM) statement on Thursday, which highlights the “cruel and inhumane” United States for the unrest in Cuba while praising the Communist regime’s “solidarity” with oppressed people.
BLM accused the United States for the instability as the embargo has caused “pain and suffering” for 60 years in Cuba, branding it as “worse than embarrassing.”
BLM appears not to blame Communism for the tragedy just 90 miles offshore of Florida.
On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports,” Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) also declared U.S. “oppression” of Cuba’s Communist dictatorship government “has created the conditions, in combination with our sanctions and with COVID, for a popular uprising.”
Coons sees the Cuban government as a victim of repression instead of its source, as Breitbart News reported.