WATCH: Gov. Ron DeSantis Holds Roundtable Discussion to Support Cuban People

By  //  July 14, 2021

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ABOVE VIDEO: Gov. DeSantis hosts a roundtable on Cuba.

MIAMI, FLORIDA – Governor Ron DeSantis was joined by Cuban-American leaders and elected officials in Miami for a roundtable supporting the Cuban people who are protesting the regime’s tyrannical grip on the island.

Governor DeSantis called on the Biden Administration to take a strong stance against the oppressive, communist regime that has been using violence against its own people to crush dissent for more than six decades.

Governor DeSantis said, “We stand with the people of Cuba. For far too long, a tyrannical communist regime has oppressed its people and used its power to silence any dissidents. Now, the Cuban people are making their voices heard to demand freedom and an end to this dictatorship.

“Still, while the Cuban people are showing tremendous courage, the Biden Administration is showing cowardice. The Biden Administration has been weak in its statements, blaming COVID-19, and not mentioning socialism or communism. While the president and his spokespeople issue empty rhetoric, the federal government is inexplicably lifting sanctions in Venezuela. Right now, the Cuban regime is taking the measure of Washington.

“The people of Cuba are rebelling against a dictatorial government, not seeking minor policy changes that would merely be akin to rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.”

Joining Governor DeSantis at the roundtable were:

Congressman Carlos Gimenez, Florida’s 26th Congressional District
Congresswoman Maria Elvira Salazar, Florida’s 27th Congressional District
Senator Manny Diaz, District 36
Representative Bryan Avila, District 111
Representative Daniel Perez, District 116
Representative Tom Fabricio, District 103
Representative Alex Rizo, District 110
Senator Ileana Garcia, District 37
Representative Anthony Rodriguez, District 118
Representative Jim Mooney, District 120
Representative David Borrero, District 105
Representative Demi Busatta Cabrera, District 114
Senator Ana Maria Rodriguez, District 39
Ambassador Carlos Trujillo, former US Ambassador to the Organization of American States, former member of the Florida House
Marcell Felipe, Pte. Fundacion Inspire America
Sylvia Iriondo, President, Mother and Women against Repression in Cuba (MAR por Cuba), Havana, Cuba
Félix Rodriguez, Former CIA Officer and Former President, Bay of Pigs Veterans Association: Brigade 2506
Rosa María Payá Acevedo, Founder, Cuba Decide
Miriam de la Pena, Mother of Activist Mario de la Pena
Orlando Gutierrez-Boronat, (Directorio Democratico Cubano), Asamblea por la Resistencia