Dan Crenshaw Hammers Biden Admin for 'Playing Cover for the Communists' as Cubans Rise Up


Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw blasted the State Department’s narrative regarding protests in Cuba on Sunday night, demanding that the Biden administration “stop playing cover for communists.”

Crenshaw published his Twitter post after Julie Chung, acting assistant secretary for the State Department’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, tweeted, “Peaceful protests are growing in #Cuba as the Cuban people exercise their right to peaceful assembly to express concern about rising COVID cases/deaths & medicine shortages. We commend the numerous efforts of the Cuban people mobilizing donations to help neighbors in need.”

The congressman retweeted her post and responded, “No they’re chanting LIBERTAD. Stop playing cover for communists and support the Cuban people. My god. Why is that so hard for you.”

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Crenshaw also posted the hashtag #LibertadParaCuba (“Freedom for Cuba”) in support of the protesters.

The congressman was one of many Republican supporters of Cuba’s freedom movement.

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Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, the son of a Cuban immigrant father and an American mother, and staunch critic of the island’s communist government, also backed the protesters.

“The American people stand with the men and women of Cuba and their fight for liberty,” he wrote in a Twitter post.

“Joe Biden and his administration must do the same.”

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Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, whose parents immigrated from Cuba, added, “Protests in #Cuba aren’t simply about ‘shortages.’ Socialism promises guaranteed food, medicine & income if you give up your freedom.”

“When, as always, it fails to deliver you don’t get your freedom back. That’s why the protestors are chanting ‘Libertad.’”

Rubio also tweeted, “I warned about this earlier today. It is happening and will continue.”

“By the way, they use a system made, sold & installed by #China to control and block access to the internet in #Cuba.”

The ongoing unrest will likely continue to influence American politics as the Caribbean nation faces additional protests and suppression from Cuba’s leaders.

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Dillon Burroughs reports on breaking news for The Western Journal and is the author or co-author of numerous books.
Dillon Burroughs reports on breaking news for The Western Journal and is the author or co-author of numerous books. An accomplished endurance athlete, Burroughs has also completed numerous ultramarathons. He lives in Tennessee with his wife and three children.