Marco Rubio Blasts Biden Admin For Blaming Cuba Protests On COVID

As tensions grow in Cuba, citizens continue to take to the streets to protest the oppressive communist regime. Some of the largest anti-government protests in decades have filled the streets with people shouting “freedom” and “yes we can.”

While the Cuban people march in the streets demanding freedom and an end to the dictatorship, a problem arises for the American media.

In an op-ed, Florida Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), himself the son of Cuban immigrants, says that in America, we have failed to understand just what has driven the Cuban people to this point. 

RELATED: Kamala Harris Praises ‘Courage’ Of Texas Democrats Who Fled State On Private Jets

Rubio Calls Out Biden Admin And Media

Rubio criticized President Joe Biden for remaining silent all weekend, and pointed to one State Department official who claimed that the unrest was due to “COVID cases/deaths and medicine shortages.”

Rubio also called out social media for what he says is assisting American news outlets by “undermining the historic nature of what is occurring in Cuba.” He continued, “This is not just a response to the COVID outbreak, but an unambiguous rejection of six decades of suffering under totalitarian socialism and communism.”

Rubio also called on the Biden administration to develop a clear plan of action and assistance to the Cuban people: “The Biden administration should also convene a United Nations Security Council meeting, as well as engage with allies in the European Union and the Organization of American States to provide support to the Cuban people.”

He added that the administration needs to communicate clearly that any sort of boat lift will be looked at as a hostile act – trying to head off a repeat of the disastrous Mariel boatlift of 1980.

RELATED: Trump Lawyer Jenna Ellis Quits The Republican Party During Live Broadcast

The Very Latest

As of Tuesday, anti-government activists are claiming that more than 100 people have been arrested or are missing.

A group called Movimiento San Isidro has published a list of people they claim have been detained by government authorities. The government will not say how many have been arrested or injured.

On Sunday at the start of the protests, Cuban President Diaz-Canel blamed heightened U.S. trade sanctions for much of the nation’s economic woes. He also ordered his supporters to confront anti-government protesters: “The order to combat has been given. Revolutionaries need to be on the streets.”

President Joe Biden has warned the Cuban government not to crack down on protesters, whom President Diaz-Canel referred to as “criminals.”

Secretary of State Tony Blinken responded to the Cuban government placing blame on the United States: “It would be a grievous mistake for the Cuban regime to interpret what is happening in dozens of towns and cities across the island as the result or product of anything the United States has done.”

He continued, “That is what we are hearing and seeing in Cuba, and that is a reflection of the Cuban people, not of the United States or any other outside actor.”

RELATED: TX Gov. Abbott Vows To Arrest Democrats Who Fled State, Haul Them Back To The Capitol

Response From American Socialists

Since the outbreak of anti-government protests in Cuba, those in Congress who are self proclaimed “Democratic socialists” have been silent on what is happening there.

To his credit, the lone exception seems to be Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders:

But according to The Daily Caller, none of the members of ‘the Squad’ have issued any statements in support of the protests in Cuba. 

Protests in support of the anti-government protesters in Cuba have sprung up all over Florida, calling for an end to the communist regime in Cuba.

One of those marching in the streets in Tampa said to reporters, “The longer that America waits to intervene the more people will die.”


Now is the time to support and share the sources you trust.
The Political Insider ranks #16 on Feedspot’s “Top 70 Conservative Political Blogs, Websites & Influencers in 2021.”

Becky Noble

Becky Noble, a political blogger and writer for over 10 years, lives by the motto, “Being normal is not necessarily a virtue. It rather denotes a lack of courage.” Becky holds a degree in journalism from Regent University.

Recent Posts

Tucker Carlson Explains Why Nashville School Shooter’s Manifesto Is Being Hidden: ‘It’s Not Accidental’

Fox News personality Tucker Carlson argued that the manifesto written by the Nashville elementary shooter…

22 mins ago

Cruz to Mayorkas: ‘If You Had Integrity, You Would Resign’

By Bethany Blankley (The Center Square) After repeatedly refusing to answer questions and not knowing…

2 hours ago

Marjorie Taylor Greene Accuses Twitter of ‘Whitewashing Trans-Terrorism’ After Her Account Was Locked

Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene called out Twitter chief Elon Musk for "whitewashing" political violence in…

2 hours ago

Republicans Reveal Plan to Overturn Biden’s Student Loan Bailout

By Casey Harper (The Center Square) Republican lawmakers in both chambers of Congress have kicked…

3 hours ago

MAGA Rep. Jackson Demands Kamala Harris be Removed as ‘Border Czar’

By Bethany Blankley (The Center Square) U.S. Rep. Ronny Jackson, R-Texas, has reintroduced a resolution…

3 hours ago

Funny Video Shows Handler Guiding Biden Step-by-Step Like a Baby at Recent Stop

A funny - or alarming - video clip appears to show an individual guiding President…

4 hours ago