Florida Governor Ron DeSantis called on Cuba’s military to turn on the communist dictatorship that controls the island, saying that young military leaders have a chance to be “heroic” and can refound the nation.
DeSantis made the remarks in response to a question from a reporter about calls for U.S. military intervention on the island.
“The best role for military — the Cuban military — is to realize that time’s up, that you can’t keep doing the bidding of a repressive dictatorship that is not governing with the consent of the governed,” DeSantis said. “And so clearly this is a dictatorship that is lost. Not that they ever had it, but clearly they don’t have the consent of the governed now.”
“And so I think that the best thing would be for those militaries, particularly some of the younger military folks to understand you can really be heroic in this,” he added. “You can play an instrumental role in founding a free