The recent pro-Fidel Castro comments 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and Sen. Bernie Sanders made on CBS 60 Minutes has enraged Republicans and upset Democrats, including Rep. Donna Shalala (D).
Rep. Shalala tweeted a kitten meme with the words “C’mon Bro” written across the image when she denounced Sanders’remarks by tweeting that she hoped the senator would first “take time to speak to” some of her constituents before singing the “praises of a murderous tyrant like Fidel Castro.”
Shalala’s word may have been tough talk to most, but her Republican congressional opponent, Maria Elvira Salazar, the freshman congresswoman’s slap on the wrist to Sanders was not enough.
Salazar took issue with Kitty.
1/3 Communism and socialism are issues we don’t make light of or minimize, at least not here in Miami.
Donna, you and your “Bro” Bernie Sanders still don’t get it.
There is nothing cute about your cat meme. It’s insulting. https://t.co/vMY9IAggDW
— Maria Elvira Salazar 🇺🇸 (@MaElviraSalazar) February 24, 2020
In a series of tweets, Salazar blistered Shalala for refusing to denounce Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and “The Squad” who she says are “singing the same tune” and suggesting that she “break away from the family” she votes with 90% of the time.
“Communism and socialism are issues we don’t make light of or minimize, at least not here in Miami. Donna, you and your “Bro” Bernie Sanders still don’t get it. There is nothing cute about your cat meme. It’s insulting.”-1/3
“As your “Bro” Bernie is singing communism and socialism’s praises, what are you doing about your “sisters” in the House, like AOC and the Squad, who are singing the same tune?- 2/3
“Donna, instead of continuing to vote with AOC and the Squad 90% of the time, break away from the family and stand up for the constituents in District 27!”- 3/3
Shalala beat Salazar in the 2018 mid-term elections but with the 2020 presidential sweepstakes looking as if President Trump will face Sen. Sanders, Shalala’s apparent refusal to openly denounce AOC and her “Squadsters” could turn out to be a big problem in her Cuban-American-heavy congressional district.