The State Division is taking sugarcoating to a complete new stage with its response to the mass protests in Cuba.
In an announcement Sunday, appearing Assistant Secretary of State Julie Chung didn’t even point out the truth that Cuba is a communist dictatorship and that its residents are combating again towards its tyranny.
“Peaceable protests are rising in #Cuba because the Cuban individuals train their proper to peaceable meeting to specific concern about rising COVID instances/deaths & drugs shortages,” Chung tweeted. “We commend the quite a few efforts of the Cuban individuals mobilizing donations to assist neighbors in want.”
Peaceable protests are rising in #Cuba because the Cuban individuals train their proper to peaceable meeting to specific concern about rising COVID instances/deaths & drugs shortages. We commend the quite a few efforts of the Cuban individuals mobilizing donations to assist neighbors in want.
— Julie Chung (@WHAAsstSecty) July 11, 2021
It goes with out saying that coronavirus-related points could be intensified below an oppressive regime, however the feedback from this State Division official are fully tone-deaf.
Fortunately, Republican Florida Sen. Marco Rubio wasn’t having it.
“It is a ridiculous tweet from [the State Department]. Individuals in #Cuba are protesting 62 years of socialism, lies, tyranny & distress not ‘expressing concern about rising COVID instances/deaths.’ Why is it so exhausting for [President Joe Biden] & the individuals in his administration to say that?” Rubio tweeted.
Within the video clip posted with the tweet, the senator mentioned, “This isn’t nearly COVID. Yeah, in fact, COVID is the icing on the cake right here, since you’ve received a socialist regime that claims to individuals, ‘You don’t have any freedom. You don’t have any independence. You don’t have any potential to talk freely. However you could have a very good well being care system.’ They don’t. Individuals are dying of their houses. …
“These persons are pissed off. They wish to dwell in a traditional nation. … That is about freedom.”
It is a ridiculous tweet from @StateDept
Individuals in #Cuba are protesting 62 years of socialism, lies,tyranny & distress not “expressing concern about rising COVID instances/deaths”
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) July 12, 2021
The SOS Cuba protests have acquired bipartisan assist, however the far-left wing of the Democratic Occasion has stayed quiet and the Biden White Home has tried to play coy by way of the basis causes.
Is Jen Psaki saying Joe Biden’s assertion on the Cuba protests didn’t come from him?
“The assertion…we put out within the president’s title this morning, in his voice in fact” pic.twitter.com/cO1RIZq1P4
— RNC Analysis (@RNCResearch) July 12, 2021
“The protests had been simply taking place yesterday, we’re nonetheless accessing what’s motivating and, in fact, and driving all the people who got here to the streets,” White Home press secretary Jen Psaki mentioned Monday in response to a query about Chung’s tweet.
“However we all know that once I, we are saying exhaustion, the, the, the style by which the individuals of Cuba are ruled — that may cowl a variety of points. Whether or not it’s financial suppression, media suppression, lack of entry to well being and medical provides, together with vaccines.”
Peter Doocy grills Psaki on the Biden admin’s suggestion that the protests in Cuba are in response to COVID: “So when these protestors are yelling ‘freedom’ and ‘sufficient,’ there are individuals within the administration who assume they’re saying ‘freedom from rising COVID instances’?” pic.twitter.com/w66RgxEYnB
— The Submit Millennial (@TPostMillennial) July 12, 2021
And to his credit score, Biden himself was comparatively simple when giving an announcement to the media on Monday afternoon.
“The Cuban persons are demanding their freedom from an authoritarian regime, and I don’t assume we’ve seen something like this protest in an extended, very long time, if, fairly frankly, ever. The US stands firmly with the individuals of Cuba as they assert their common rights,” the president mentioned.
Pres. Biden on demonstrations in Cuba: “I don’t assume we’ve seen something like this protest in an extended, very long time. If, fairly frankly, ever.” pic.twitter.com/f798YesDAr
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) July 12, 2021
These protests might proceed to escalate with the potential for a large-scale crackdown, so the federal authorities wants to stay on alert and stand firmly with the individuals of Cuba.
Attempting to downplay the explanation persons are vocalizing their frustrations won’t do any good and can solely hinder their efforts to attain liberty.