Sen. Marco Rubio slammed calls Monday from socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to lift America’s decades-old embargo against Cuba, saying advocates of the policy change “don’t know what they’re talking about.”
“All they know is, they’re just spewing off a left-wing talking point, because if you notice, these are the same people that [say] over and over again, ‘It’s always America’s fault,’” Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants and a Republican from Florida, told Fox News’ “Special Report”.
“No matter what problem there is in the world, America’s to blame for it. America’s done something wrong. They don’t know what the heck they’re talking about,” he added.
After protesters calling for the overthrow of Cuba’s Communist regime took to the streets of Havana and other cities on July 11, Sanders tweeted that the embargo, which has been in place since 1962, had “only hurt, not helped, the Cuban people.”
Ocasio-Cortez remained silent until Thursday,