Monday, July 18th marks the 1 year a-week anniversary of the call for freedom by the Cuban people against the communist Cuban regime. Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) pointed out to the American people that President Joe Biden (D) failed to commemorate the important date a week ago and “stand with the brave Cuban people.” The former Governor of Florida urged the President to call out the communist regime and end his “policy of appeasement.”
“On July 11th, 2021, in an act of incredible bravery, thousands of freedom-loving people in Cuba collectively stood together to demand freedom from the oppressive Cuban dictatorship. They stood outside the headquarters of the Cuban Communist Party demanding liberty. They shouted “Patria y Vida” which means Homeland and Life. In cities across the island, Cubans young and old showed that they are not afraid of the regime. It was a sign that freedom, liberty, and human rights are not merely American ideals but universal rights, given to all by God – not any government.”
Moreover, Sen. Scott stated that Joe Biden has ‘talked the talk’ when it comes to supporting the Cuban people but has failed to ‘walk the walk.’ He also mentioned that Biden has done nothing to help democratic causes on the island.
“Joe Biden has the power to join the Cuban people to call for the Cuban Communist Party to change. But aside from a couple statements he made last year, Joe Biden has not taken one action to support the Cuban people and their fight for freedom. He’s done nothing to provide them with internet connections or to support the democracy movement on the island.”
However, it appears as if the biggest reason (politically) Scott made the speech was to gain support for his DEMOCRACIA Act which aims to “hold the illegitimate communist Cuban regime accountable through severe sanctions and unprecedented financial pressure.”
The bill was introduced by Scott in the Senate and a counterpart bill was introduced by Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) in the House.