Sen. Rubio Offers to Help Black Lives Matter Activists Move to Communist Cuba
BLM released statement siding with communist Cuban dictatorship
Republican Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) has said he will help Black Lives Matter activists move to communist Cuba.
Rubio offered to help BLM leave America after the organization published a statement appearing to side with Cuba’s communist dictatorship.
The statement from BLM triggered a backlash over their support for the Cuban regime instead of the anti-government protesters who are fighting for freedom from communism.
"My office stands ready to help the leaders of the Black Lives Matter organization emigrate to #Cuba," the Florida Republican tweeted Thursday.
My office stands ready to help the leaders of the Black Lives Matter organization emigrate to #Cuba— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 15, 2021
On Wednesday night, Black Lives Matter issued a statement condemning the United States for its embargo of the island nation.
The statement also seemingly blames the U.S. for the unrest in the streets of Cuba that has left at least one person dead, rather than the communist regime that is silencing the protesters.
Black Lives Matter has released a statement on Cuba: pic.twitter.com/NgnT1o1oZE— Sabrina Rodríguez (@sabrod123) July 15, 2021
Several GOP lawmakers, including Rubio, took issue with that statement and argued that Black Lives Matter was siding with communism instead of the United States.
"The extortionist ring known as the Black Lives Matter organization took a break today from shaking down corporations for millions & buying themselves mansions to share their support for the Communist regime in #Cuba," Rubio, who is of Cuban descent, posted on social media in response to the Black Lives Matter statement.
The extortionist ring known as the Black Lives Matter organization took a break today from shaking down corporations for millions & buying themselves mansions to share their support for the Communist regime in #Cuba https://t.co/xir94EIJ4X— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 15, 2021
During an appearance on Fox News on Thursday, Rubio further blasted BLM over the statement.
"They are charlatans," Rubio said of Black Lives Matter.
"They are a Ponzi scheme.
"They are a fraud.
"So that's the only reason I care about them is because they've shaken down, and continue to shake down, corporations."
Protests in Cuba have been raging for several days as people have turned out to express their frustration upset about living conditions on the island nation, clashing with government forces.
Democrat Joe Biden said in a statement earlier this week that the United States "stands firmly" with the people of Cuba and called on the Cuban government to "hear their people and serve their needs at this vital moment."
However, many have accused Biden of not doing enough, especially after his administration announced Cuban asylum seekers will be denied entry to the U.S. at the border.
The Biden admin has raised eyebrows after warning that asylum will not be granted to Cubans who flee Cuba for America, despite the Democrat government's track record of welcoming migrants to the U.S.
The move has left many questioning whether it's due to the fact that people feeling a left-wing dictatorship will be more likely to vote Republican if allowed into the United States.