(ReliableNews.org) – Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) is now praising murderous dictators because socialism is cool or something.
During an interview on CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” the Democratic frontrunner said it’s “unfair” to say all Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro’s policies were bad. Florida lawmakers were quick to react. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) said his comments amounted to “shameful ignorance.” Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) was aghast:
Likely Dem nominee praised the supposed “achievements” Castro regime
And he’s wrong about why people didn’t overthrow Castro. It’s not because “he educated their kids,gave them health care” it‘s because his opponents were jailed,murdered or exiled https://t.co/6i41w7zcDe
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 24, 2020
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel slammed Sanders on Twitter and called on Democrats to condemn him:
For most people, it’s not difficult to criticize Fidel Castro.
But here's the Democrats' front-runner praising a Communist dictator's literacy program designed to indoctrinate people.
Democrat leaders need to condemn this.pic.twitter.com/6pdV9P3M20
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) February 24, 2020
Sanders’ remarks will make it incredibly difficult to win Florida if he wins the Dem primary. The southern state is home to a huge Cuban-American population, many of whom fled Castro’s brutal regime. President Donald Trump, however, has a lot of support in the state and won it in 2016. Of course, he isn’t praising socialist dictators.
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