A sneak peek at 2024?
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis had a few words for Joe Biden and his do-nothing approach on Cuba during a Fox News town hall: “Step up and be on the side of freedom.”
When Fox News host Sean Hannity asked the governor what Biden should be doing, DeSantis replied with a key issue he’s been raising since the protests began.
“The Internet access is something we have the capability of doing. We have companies in the U.S. that want to do it, but they need the OK of the federal government. He has it within his authority to do that. He could make it happen. And if he’s willing to do that, I think it will make a positive difference,” he continued. “As it stands now, he’s basically just sitting there doing nothing. He’s leaving these folks out to dry.”
So far, the Biden Administration has done little-more than issue a 4-sentence statement on the Cuban protests:
“We stand with the Cuban people and their clarion call for freedom and relief from the tragic grip of the pandemic and from the decades of repression and economic suffering to which they have been subjected by Cuba’s authoritarian regime. The Cuban people are bravely asserting fundamental and universal rights. Those rights, including the right of peaceful protest and the right to freely determine their own future, must be respected. The United States calls on the Cuban regime to hear their people and serve their needs at this vital moment rather than enriching themselves.”
Biden also ordered a review of U.S. policy on Cuba, but nothing that will make an immediate impact.