Ted Cruz Didn't Mince Words When Ripping Into Antony Blinken
Jen Psaki's Book Lands Her in More Hot Water
Biden Admin Admits Release of Gas Reserves Is 'Timed' to Lower Prices Before...
BREAKING: Here's Why RNC HQ Was Placed on Locked Down This Morning
Zelensky's Term Should Have Ended on Monday. Here's Why He's Still in Power.
'Shameful': Three Nations Announce They Are Recognizing a Palestinian State
WaPo Gets a New Headline Suggestion for Story on Florida Meteorologist's Criticism of...
NJ Gym Owner Who Defied State Orders to Close During Pandemic Sees 'Major...
Here's Who Won California's Special Election to Fill McCarthy’s Seat
What Raisi’s Death Means for Iran, the World
Reuters Poll: Biden's Job Approval Falls to Lowest Level Since...
Trump Was Asked About Policies Restricting Birth Control. Here's What He Said.
This Republican Senate Candidate Wants to Codify Roe v. Wade
What an Expert Witness for Trump's Defense Would Have Told Jurors If He...
Is Oreo About to Be the Next Bud Light?
Tipsheet

Even Some Democrats Are Criticizing Bernie Sanders for Downplaying Fidel Castro's Regime

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

Some Florida Democrats are criticizing Democratic presidential frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) for downplaying Fidel Castro's regime, which jailed and executed dissidents, because he at least improved the country's literacy rates.

Advertisement

"When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing, even though Fidel Castro did it?" Sanders asked, adding. "Unlike Donald Trump, let's be clear, I do not think that Kim Jong-Un is a good friend. I don't trade love letters with a murdering dictator. Vladmir Putin, not a great friend of mine."

Sanders clarified by saying he did not agree with Castro's brutal actions towards dissidents.

Since Florida is a critical state to win in the Electoral College and is home to many Cubans who fled Castro's regime, Democrats in the staten are sounding the alarm that if Sanders is the nominee, then the party count on Florida going to President Trump in November.

Democratic Reps. Donna Shalala, Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, and Stephanie Murphy each tweeted criticisms in regards to Sanders' remarks. 

Advertisement

Political strategists Ana Navarro and Rick Wilson, who are based in Florida, called out Sanders.

"And let’s be clear, Cubans weren’t exactly communicating by grunts. Most knew how to read," Navarro said.

Advertisement

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement