This weekend, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (I) essentially secured his place as the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination after winning the Nevada caucus. In turn, former candidate Marianne Williamson endorsed him for the President, and the Sanders campaign is only looking to propel itself more.
However, on his journey to the White House, it seems that not all Democrats are willing to stand behind the candidate especially with recent remarks wherein he appears to be defending Fidel Castro’s socialist regime in Cuba.
Commenting on the economic and social turmoil that Cuba is currently facing, and that South Florida’s bipartisan leadership has been actively fighting for decades, the Democratic Socialist Senator commented that it’s “Unfair to simply say everything is bad,” and Democrats in South Florida are disavowing his comments.
In response, freshman Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) shared her disapproval on Twitter, saying that “as the first South American immigrant member of Congress who proudly represents thousands of Cuban Americans, I find Senator Bernie Sanders’ comments on Castro’s Cuba absolutely unacceptable.”
As the first South American immigrant member of Congress who proudly represents thousands of Cuban Americans, I find Senator Bernie Sanders’ comments on Castro’s Cuba absolutely unacceptable.
— Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (@DebbieforFL) February 24, 2020
If Senator Sanders is to win the White House in November, he needs to win the state of Florida, and the bipartisan response to his recent comments is proof that it could be difficult to do so if he’s to court Independent voters.