Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, R-NY., the daughter of a Cuban immigrant, went after AOC with a flamethrower on Sunday, calling the airhead from the Bronx, and fellow NYC member of Congress, “a communist sympathizer.” She’s probably more than that. But Malliotakis is getting warmer…warmer…
Malliotakis: “What’s cruel is the way that the communist regime treats its people. There are two classes in Cuba; one is the ruling class, run by the communists, and then there is everyone else who live in squalor. They don’t have access to food, they don’t have access to medicine, they don’t have access to the basic necessities — and it’s certainly not because of the embargo. Look, Cuba does business with nearly every country in the world, and for six decades they remained a communist regime.
So Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is nothing more than a communist sympathizer who wants to bring socialism to the United States of America and I’m sure she sympathizes with the regime in Cuba. But the reality is that they use everything that they get when they do business with other countries for the regime, they use it to reward the people in the ruling class, it never gets to the people.”
On the current situation in Cuba, the congresswoman said, “In a report, it said that the government has taken control. We actually don’t know whether that is true because they’ve shut off the internet access that the Cubans had, the little internet access that they did have to get the message and these videos out. So we don’t know what is going on, on the Island, but it is being reported that the people are being beaten, that some protesters had disappeared and there’s been a crackdown by this communist regime that historically has beaten, jailed and killed dissidents—people that have spoken out against the government.
What I would like to see President Biden do is be very strong and say unequivocally that we stand with the Cuban people against a communist dictatorship and that we want to see freedom. We want to see a move toward free and fair elections, allowing the Cuban people to determine their future. Certainly, for the short term, we also want the Internet access to be put on. Allow the people to protest without being attacked and abused by government officials and allowing them to speak their hearts and minds at this moment. It’s such a pivotal moment and, in addition to that, the situation in Cuba is so dire. They don’t have food. They don’t have access to aspirin, to soap—basic things! That is why they are uprising right now. They’ve had enough. They’re tired of living in squalor and seeing the communist regime take everything that comes into this island and live as kings while the people live in squalor.”