Ted Cruz: I Want to See Sanders, AOC Sail to ‘Socialist Paradise’ Cuba
'Their ideas don’t work, tyranny doesn’t work, freedom is powerful'
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) blasted socialist Democrats during a speech at Turning Point USA’s Student Action Summit, noting the irony that people only seem to flee to America from communist-run countries, not the other way around.
Cruz, who is a Cuban American, said:
"[T]he thing that liberals never seem to understand if you go down to Key West is the rafts are only going in one direction."
"Just once I want to see some left-wing socialist — I want to see Bernie Sanders, I want to see Elizabeth Warren, I want to see AOC go down to Key West, get on a raft, and sail 90 miles south to the socialist paradise."
"Their ideas don’t work, tyranny doesn’t work, freedom is powerful, and that’s what y’all are defending, and i am proud to stand with you," he said.
"The communist regime in Cuba is facing the largest citizen protests in decades, prompted by food and medicine shortages and power outages."
Cruz also blasted the Democrat's $3.5 trillion infrastructure plan.
“It is complete and utter garbage,” he said.
“They are spending like crazy, they are bankrupting the country, we’re seeing inflation all across the country, it doesn’t work, it’s lunacy, and we got to do everything we can to stop it.”
Socialist Bernie Sanders was awkwardly silent amid the mass protests in Cuba against the country's communist regime.
Sanders faced backlash for initially remaining silent on the protests but later issued a statement urging the Cuban government to refrain from violence.
Sanders then criticized the U.S. for its trade embargo on the island country.
Sanders once praised deceased Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in 2020, which caused a massive backlash.
"We're very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba, but, you know, it's unfair to simply say everything is bad," Sanders said in a "60 Minutes" interview.
"You know? When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program."