Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) weighed in on the ongoing situation in Cuba late on Thursday evening with a statement that appeared to blame all the suffering that the Cuban people have experienced over decades on the U.S. and only criticized Cuba’s government for their actions in response to the protests that broke out over the weekend.
“We are seeing Cubans rise up and protest for their rights like never before,” she said. “We stand in solidarity with them, and we condemn the anti-democratic actions led by President Diaz-Canel. The suppression of the media, speech and protest are all gross violations of civil rights.”
“We also must name the U.S. contribution to Cuban suffering: our sixty-year-old embargo,” she continued. “Last month, once again, the U.N. voted overwhelmingly to call on the United States to lift its embargo on Cuba. The embargo is absurdly cruel and, like too many other U.S. policies targeting Latin Americans, the cruelty is the point. I outright reject