Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) took to the Senate floor on Tuesday to debunk false narratives surrounding the Cuban embargo.
The lawmaker — who is Cuban-American — has been among the most vocal supporters of recent anti-communism protests in the island nation. As The Daily Wire reported, Rubio delivered another speech on July 12 to explain the factors leading to the protests.
As The Daily Wire has also reported, progressives — such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and the leadership of Black Lives Matter — point to the American embargo as the cause of economic hardship in Cuba.
Rubio emphatically disagrees. On Tuesday afternoon, he asserted that American embargo policy is targeted at the Cuban regime — not the Cuban people.
“The White House, after having some sort of meeting or conference call, came out and said that they’re going to be looking at remittances — increasing and making it easier to get money to relatives in Cuba,” Rubio explained to his