Speaking at a Turning Point USA event on Sunday, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz challenged progressive democrats to take a raft to Cuba to see how bad the “socialist paradise” truly is.
Cruz said “Ronald Reagan said years ago the thing the Left never seems to understand is the Berlin Wall that divided East Germany from West Germany, the Berlin Wall, the machine guns all point in one direction.”
“The analogy I’m fond of using as a Cuban-Americans is the thing that liberals never seem to understand if you go down to Key West, is the rafts are only going one direction. Just once I want to see some left-wing socialist — I want to see Bernie Sanders, I want to see Elizabeth Warren, I want to see AOC go down to Key West, get on a raft, and sail 90 miles south to the socialist paradise,” he continued.
“Their ideas don’t work; tyranny doesn’t work; freedom is powerful,” Cruz added.
In a recent statement, AOC blamed the U.S. embargo for unrest in Cuba rather than communist policies.
We stand in solidarity with the Cuban people and condemn the suppression of the media, speech and protest.
We also call for an end to the U.S. embargo and additional Trump-era restrictions that are profoundly contributing to the suffering of Cubans. pic.twitter.com/Fw6Quv5TAN
— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@RepAOC) July 16, 2021