Florida Democrats Politicize Bipartisan Support of Protests in Cuba

Florida Democrats Politicize Bipartisan Support of Protests in Cuba

The Cuban government has begun to crack down on dissidents

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
July 13, 2021

After the protests in Cuba against the "satanic nightmare" regime, which are taking place in response to decades of oppression and human rights violations, began to unfold, it seemed as if both Republicans and Democratic would refrain from politicizing the historic event. The bipartisan condemnation of the Cuban regime transcended across political party lines, but Florida Democrats reverted to politicizing the protests shortly after they began.

The trigger for Democrats to revert to politicizing the protests was a tweet put out by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

“Florida supports the people of Cuba as they take to the streets against the tyrannical regime in Havana. The Cuban dictatorship has repressed the people of Cuba for decades & is now trying to silence those who have the courage to speak out against its disastrous policies,” tweeted Gov. DeSantis.

Interestingly enough, two of the most outspoken and true blue Progressive Democrats in the Florida legislature, Reps. Anna Eskamani and Omari Hardy, both used Gov. DeSantis's tweet about the protests to vocalize opposition to the governor signing the anti-riot HB 1 bill into law.

“I support the Cuban people as they take to the streets & let their voices be heard & do everything they can't do in Florida without it being labeled an "aggravated riot" under Ron Desantis's anti-protest law,” tweeted Rep. Hardy.

Rep. Eskamani (pictured), who currently works for a George Soros company, stated, “Says the Governor who pushed through House Bill 1, a bill motivated as a means to silence racial justice protests.”

Even the Miami-Dade Democratic Party, who suffered a historic election night loss during the 2020 presidential election, also used DeSantis’ tweet about the protests in Cuba to hurl a political barb

"Your own law would have these people arrested for blocking the streets at best, legally run over in the streets at worst @GovRonDeSantis. Cuba is hurting, and it doesn't need the guy who would make their actions illegal pretending to stand in solidarity," tweeted the group.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D), who has been very critical of  DeSantis’  governing, refrained from politicizing the protests.

“We stand in solidarity w/ thousands of peaceful protestors all over Cuba who are challenging its repressive regime,” stated Rep. Wasserman Schultz. “May their courage and this historic moment bring about real change.”

As expected, the Cuban government has cracked down on the protests, and with the alleged help from the Chinese government, has locked down the internet service across the country. The oppression in Cuba continues.

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at Diversenewmedia@gmail.com

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