Someone has to say it…
Marco Rubio: World leaders praising Fidel Castro are “hypocrites”
Following the death of Fidel Castro, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, offered up sharp criticisms of foreign leaders who eulogized the 90-year-old Cuban dictator, saying they had to “answer for their own hypocrisy” in reacting to Castro’s passing.
When asked by CBSN’s Reena Ninan why some would speak positively about Castro, Rubio, who is Cuban-American, gave a blistering rebuke.
“Some world leaders have praised Castro,” Ninan said Saturday in the CBSN phone interview. “Today, Pope Francis expressed his sorrow. This is not the usual response to the death of a dictator. What do you think that is, that people have just not forgotten?”
“You’ll have to ask each of these individual leaders. Some of these people you’re talking about are people that have never had to live… near him, or anywhere around him or been impacted” by what he’s done, Rubio said. “Others, quite frankly have anti-American sentiments and have always viewed Fidel Castro as a person who stood up to America.”
“And others quite frankly are left-leaning — they just agree with his ideology,” he said. “Each of these people have to account for their own level of hypocrisy and how they ignore the fact that he jailed and executed and murdered people.”
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