Miami Beach Representative Maria Elvira Salazar said Biden has declined multiple meeting requests.
A Little Havana, Fla., demonstrator covered in theatrical blood; Necklaces, handcuffed and chained, told “Hannity” on Wednesday that his outfit is a euphemism for the plight of the Cuban people, who have suffered from a 62-year dictatorship — as well as a president crying out for help He said Cuba has no interest in supporting the rights of citizens.
The person, who did not name his name, spoke through “Freedom”—embossed duct tape.
“These chains represent the dictatorship in Cuba. This blood represents the blood that will be in the hands of those who stand next to the dictatorship – and not next to the Cuban people,” he said.
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“Joe Biden, Cuba wants independence,” he said while addressing the president. “They need freedom. They don’t want vaccines, they don’t want food, they need freedom: that’s what the Cuban people want, and this is what they want.”
The man said the United States should stand with the citizens of Cuba and not with the autocratic regime of Miguel Diaz-Canel, whom he has since handed over power in 2018 to younger 90-year-old Castro brother Raul.
A woman standing next to the man in a similar dress repeated his call: “The only vaccine the Cuban people need is freedom – please help!”
Host Sean Hannity turned to a delegation of Florida lawmakers standing beside him and asked what they had heard or asked from the Biden White House about this.
Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, a former Telemundo journalist who represents Miami Beach, Brickell and Little Havana neighborhood “Hannity”, said she has asked Biden to hold meetings “three times a day” with no response .
“We are very disappointed, we are very upset: because we have respectfully called and told the Biden administration that this has nothing to do with political parties. He will not meet,” she said.
Salazar’s seat is notable in that regard, as his is one of the few Democrat-majority districts that has flipped Republican in 2020—when the longtime news anchor defeated Donna Shalala, the former Clinton Foundation chair.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who, like Salazar, is of Cuban descent, said that the world cannot forget the plight of the Cuban people, and that activism in support “cannot stop until Cuba becomes independent and becomes independent.” is. “
Miami Republican Mayor Francis X Suarez said the entire Western Hemisphere is affected by the Cuban regime and its oppression.
“The Cuban people have no means of defending themselves,” he said. “It is very sad to see the lack of American leadership.”
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Protesters have flocked to the historic Versailles restaurant at the corner of Calle Ocho and SW 36th Avenue, where “Hannity” was filmed for weeks – to protest Diaz-Canel’s treatment of Cubans and now pro-democracy protesters. In support of being targeted, arrested and punished by the government.
The corner of Versailles has been a rallying point for the Cuban-American community for decades, as it is also where celebrations were held in 2016 as protesters celebrated the death of dictator Fidel Castro.
The White House was criticized after Press Secretary Jennifer Psaki called the regime a failure, commenting that “lack of access to economic opportunity, to medical supplies, to COVID vaccines” are all reasons for historic protests.
Critics protested that the real reason for the protests was the spread of communism and leftist rule on the island, which has led to economic depression and loss of basic rights for the Cuban people.
In a statement on July 12, Biden said that the White House “stand[s] With the Cuban people and their call for freedom and relief from the tragic grip of the pandemic and the decades of repression and economic suffering they have been under Cuba’s authoritarian rule. “