AOC Tears Into Biden Administration For Upholding “Absurdly Cruel” Cuba Embargo Policy

  • In a statement posted Thursday to Twitter, AOC ripped into the White House for its continuing defense of the embargo on Cuba.
  • “The embargo is absurdly cruel and, like too many other U.S. policies targeting Latin Americans, the cruelty is the point,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
  • “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 everyday people.”

Joe DePaolo from Mediaite writes:

“This week’s unrest in Cuba has caused something of a fissure in the Democratic party. And now, one of the most notable figures on the Left is taking on President Joe Biden’s administration over a Cuba policy she deems to be absurdly cruel.

In a statement posted Thursday to Twitter, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tore into the White House for its defense of the embargo on Cuba.

“The embargo is absurdly cruel and, like too many other U.S. policies targeting Latin Americans, the cruelty is the point,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote. “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 everyday people.”

In a video statement (via Fox News), the New York Democrat added, “what’s extraordinarily important for us to communicate as well as the actions and U.S. contributions to the suffering of Cubans on the island as well. And that is directly related to the embargo, the U.S. embargo.”

Ocasio-Cortez’s comments follow remarks from President Biden in which he rejected Communism as a “failed system,” which has led Cuba to become a “failed state,” and criticized Socialism as an alternative…”

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