On “60 Minutes” Bernie Sanders defended Cuban dictator Fidel Castro to the host Anderson Cooper, emphasizing the dictator’s “literacy program.”
House Democrats stopped a resolution condemning Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s communist regime and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s comments defending the late leader’s “literacy program.”
FLOOR ALERT: @HouseDemocrats just BLOCKED @MarioDB‘s resolution condemning Senator Sanders’ shameful praise of the communist Castro dictatorship – the murderous, terrorist regime in #Cuba. pic.twitter.com/A5x2TxArFW
— House Rules Republicans (@RulesReps) February 27, 2020
Democratic lawmakers Thursday successfully blocked a GOP resolution condemning Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s laudatory comments about the Castro regime.
By a vote of 224-189 that fell along party lines, the House of Representatives on Thursday voted to block a resolution that not only condemned numerous human rights abuses that took place under the Castro regime, but also condemned recent instances where Sanders refused to fully denounce the late Fidel Castro’s dictatorial rule over Cuba.
The resolution was introduced by GOP Florida Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, who represents a district in the state that has 335,000 residents of Cuban descent — roughly half his entire constituency.
During a “60 Minutes” interview that aired Sunday, the Vermont senator said it was “unfair” to say everything about the Castro regime was negative, noting how Castro launched a “massive literacy program” upon assuming power. The following day, during a town hall event in South Carolina, Sanders stood by his remarks. During Tuesday night’s presidential debate, he once again touted Cuba’s progress on education.
Speaking on the House floor Thursday, Diaz-Balart called Sanders’s comments “blatantly false.” More
Of course, they all voted to block it. They’re all just as extreme as Bernie. The only difference is they don’t want to be as open about it like he is. Every single democrat in the house is now an avowed communist and an enemy to every American citizen.Don't forget to Like Godfather Politics on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.
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