From our Bureau of Offensive Symbolic Resolutions
Not shocking at all. Many city councils in the U.S. have repeatedly approved resolutions that condemn the embargo and call for its abolition.
The sponsor of the NYC resolution spouted Castronoid propaganda word for word., and his fellow council members were obviously eager to agree. What else can one expect from city councils dominated by lopsided Democrat majorities?
From the New York Post
Comrades on the City Council are demanding the United States end its longtime embargo of Cuba — even as the communist republic is reportedly plotting to help China spy on American citizens.
The predominantly progressive Democratic Council on Thursday voted to back a resolution by Brooklyn Councilman Charles Barron, calling on the US to remove Cuba from its “State Sponsors of Terrorism” list, while also ending a travel ban to Cuba and other sanctions against the island nation, in place since 1960.
“I am sure this resolution is weighing heavily on President [Miguel] Diaz-Canel’s mind as he opens up his nation to Chinese intelligence,” fumed Council Minority Leader Joe Borelli (R-Staten Island) to The Post.
He was referring to a Wall Street Journal report on Tuesday that China and Cuba are negotiating to establish a joint military training facility on the island that could lead to Chinese troops being stationed just 100 miles off Florida’s coast.
Barron, a Democratic Socialist who reps East New York, New Lots and other parts of northeast Brooklyn, insisted during Thursday’s meeting that the embargo has been financially crippling and unfair to Cuban residents.
Councilman Ari Kagan (R-Brooklyn), who grew up under Communist rule in the former Soviet Union, said he couldn’t support the resolution, saying “it’s important to keep sanctions on Cuba for as long as Cuba’s socialist government oppresses its own people and commits acts of terror against other nations.”