Vice President Mike Pence slammed Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) for doubling down on his defense of the murderous Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
“I think there were jaws dropping all over the country,” said Pence during an interview on the Todd Starnes Radio Show. Click here to listen to the full interview.
Sanders is facing massive backlash for saying that it was “unfair to simply say everything is bad” under the late Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s regime.
“We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba, but you know it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad. You know, when Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing, even though Fidel Castro did it,” Sanders said during an interview on CBS’s 60 Minutes.
“Castro had a literacy program so people could read Karl Marx. It was so he could indoctrinate the youth of Cuba into Marxism and Communism,” Pence told Starnes.
“People across the country know that what was once one of the most prosperous in our hemisphere has been (impoverished) by decades of dictatorship and socialism. And we are happy to have that debate and put out those facts,” the vice president said.
He said the Trump administration will continue to stand strong for the people of Cuba.
“We’re gonna stand for freedom and liberty for Cuba until it is once again restored,” the vice president said.
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