In a recent town hall discussion with Rep. Maria Salazar and Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), Sen. Marco Rubio offered a humorous suggestion for BLM: He announced that BLM could enjoy the support of his office if they choose to move to Cuba.
Sean Hannity, a Fox News anchor, had been reporting in Miami, Florida on the growing movement in support of anti-communist Cuban protestors. During his reporting, Hannity inquired if Rubio could explain the movement to a broad American audience, to which Rubio replied, “my office will help the Black Lives Matter Foundation emigrate to Cuba.”
DeSantis burst into laughter after Rubio’s remarks.
Rubio received praise from Hannity for openly and publicly pressuring Biden to openly support the Cuban protestors. Rubio continued his commentary by observing that a significant percentage of Biden’s voting base “actually thinks the regime is good,” in reference to the authoritarian regime in Cuba.
The regime embraces Marxism, an ideology that “is about power,” Rubio noted, emphasizing that Marxism also “has nothing to do with prosperity” and everything to do with “controlling people.”
Ultimately, “a Marxist system wants to keep people poor,” as poor people are perceived as “easier to control,” Rubio concluded.
In the same town hall gathering, DeSantis also issued a challenge to Biden to unequivocally support the Cuban protests. DeSantis noted that the Cuban people are demonstrating “incredible courage,” though the Biden administration is demonstrating “cowardice.”
DeSantis urged Biden to “be on the side of freedom” and “step up” to the challenge of doing so. He noted that the United States has the capability to address internet access issues, especially since American companies are able to do so, though they are waiting for approval from the federal government.
“[Biden] has it within his authority to do that. He could make it happen,” DeSantis continued.
Rubio has previously commented on the importance of “libertad,” or “freedom,” in the mentality of the Cuban protestors, who long “to live like Cubans live in Miami, and Tampa, and Orlando, and all over the United States,” as well as the rest of the world.
Per Rubio’s commentary, Cubans “want to live free,” and they also want the ability to choose their own leadership. Moreover, they also desire to work and earn a living through their own hands, which will enable them “to provide for their family.”
Most importantly of all, the Cuban protestors want to live in a nation wherein diversity of thought and expression are permitted and encouraged. It is especially important to preserve diversity of thought in order to ensure that “thinking differently than the people who are in charge is not a crime.”