WATCH: Rep. Malliotakis calls AOC “nothing more than a communist sympathizer who wants to bring socialism” to the US

Appearing on Fox News, Rep. Malliotakis accused progressive “squad” member AOC of being a “communist sympathizer” after her remarks on Cuba blaming the U.S. embargo for the people’s suffering.

“What’s cruel is the way that the communist regime treats its people,” Malliotakis said. “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,” she continued.

“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,” she added.

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