Ron DeSantis, governor of Florida, criticized this Tuesday the government of Joe Biden for meeting with officials of the Cuban regime. The Republican said that members of the Castro regime are responsible for “killing and imprisoning protesters.”
“By meeting with members of the Cuban regime responsible for killing and jailing protestors instead of tangibly aiding the people of Cuba, the Biden Administration is, yet again, turning a blind eye to Cuba’s fight for freedom,” DeSantis wrote on Twitter.
He added that “this is disappointing, if not surprising.”
Ron DeSantis is against the meetings
DeSantis’ message comes after it became known that the Biden administration would have meetings with Cuban officials. These are Washington’s highest-level formal talks with Havana since President Joe Biden took office last year.
“The meeting comes at a time when the Biden administration is grappling with a growing number of immigrants attempting to cross the U.S. border from Mexico, and Cubans make up an increasing share of them,” the media outlet said.
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The meeting has been questioned by different conservative leaders. For example, Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart, Maria Elvira Salazar, and Carlos A. Gimenez, sent a letter last Friday to Secretary of State Antony Blinken, requesting that the Biden Administration reconsider its “misguided” decision to organize talks with what they called the “totalitarian terrorist state in Cuba.”
“Today I sent a letter to Secretary Blinken with my colleagues, Representatives Salazar and Gimenez, regarding the Biden Administration’s ill-conceived decision to sit down with the terrorist and totalitarian dictatorship in Cuba,” Diaz-Balart explained.