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AOC Blames U.S. Embargo For Cuban Protests, Florida Democrat Rejects Claim

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Following Sunday’s protest in Cuba, Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been questioned over a communist regime that shares ideological roots with her platform, opposing the liberties and lifestyle of a capitalist America.

When asked about the failing Cuban government and its oppressive ruling, AOC caught the attention of Democrats and Republicans, most notably former Florida Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, for blaming the U.S. in her response.

While opposing the majority of blatant human rights violations from Cuba’s communist government, AOC’s headline-grabbing excerpt came in the midst of blaming a U.S. embargo for the Cuban government’s constraint on resources and personal liberties.

“The embargo is absurdly cruel and, like too many other US policies targeting Latin Americans, the cruelty is the point,” said AOC. “I outright reject the Biden administration’s defense of the embargo. It is never acceptable for us to use cruelty as a point of leverage against every day people.”

Responding to the comments made Thursday, Rep. Mucarsel-Powell tweeted in opposition to AOC’s shaming of the U.S., pointing out the faults and omissions from the Cuban communist dictatorship.

“No. This is not correct,” said Mucarsel-Powell. “It’s the failed policies of a communist regime that has violated human rights, imprisoned & killed dissidents.”

AOC’s blaming of the embargo, in place since 1962, didn’t give much attention to the American flags waved throughout the Cuban crowds on Sunday.

Repeating an anti-American sentiment that BLM made in response to the Cuban protests, AOC failed to fully condemn the communist regime in favor of identifying America as the oppressor. As AOC’s radical rhetoric divides people, and figures within her political party, the left-wing agenda sees Cuba’s government as more of a foundation for growth rather than an improbable governance over people seeking freedom.

Written by Alejandro Avila

Alejandro Avila lives in Southern California and previously covered news for the LA Football Network. Guided by Kevin Harlan on one shoulder, Eli Manning on the other, Alejandro joins the OutKick community with an authentic passion for sports, pop culture, America, and episodes of Jeopardy!

 

Twitter: @AlejandroAveela

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  1. Toothy McTits has half a point: One of the main objectives of any economic embargo is to stress the target of said embargo in the hopes that people will rise up against the tyrannical regime. So *if* the USA’s embargo of Cuba has partially caused this uprising, I say “mission accomplished”. Of course, TmcT sees Cuba as some sort of worker’s paradise, and she doesn’t like anyone treating it as a bastion of evil. Which it surely is.

    • Exactly. That’s why we put sanctions on Iran thanks to Trump, so the people would rise up against their repressive regime. But moron Biden is starting to give back to Iran which will allow them to pump more money into terrorist groups. Same with Cuba. AOC is stupid and her constituents are more stupid. They hate whites so much that they continue to support a representative who cost them jobs when she rallied against Amazon building a warehouse in her district.

  2. Got a love that in 2021 disparaging your country on a daily basis is alive and well in the democrat party. Everything that comes out of this broads mouth is a joke. Sometimes I almost feel like she does it on purpose cuz she cant really be that stupid but nope, she really is that stupid. What does that say about her constitutes. They’re pretty damn stupid too.

  3. Priorities… God, family, country…without love for each then you are a traitor… there is a list starting with Benedict Arnold and now we can add members of our congress…now is the time for unity not division…evil can present in many ways but is plain to see … May God Bless America ❤️🇺🇸

  4. Sandy Cortez walks into a bar with a parrot on her shoulder.
    The bartender says, “Hey, can that thing talk?”
    The parrot says, “Yeah, but all it knows how to say is ‘Racism!’ and “America Sucks!'”
    Sigh.

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