REP. ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ: The other piece of this is the U.S. administration. What is important for us to communicate as well is the U.S. contribution to the suffering of Cubans on the island as well. That is directly related to the embargo -- the U.S. economic embargo that has been in place for over 60 years.
Last month, once again, the U.N. voted overwhelmingly to call on the United States to lift its embargo on Cuba. And the United States was one of the only countries that voted no. The embargo is absurdly cruel. And like other U.S. policies targeting Latin Americans, the cruelty is the point.
I outright reject the Biden administration's acceptance of the embargo, where they said they wanted to maintain the embargo, as it is a source of leverage and pressure. There is no way where it is acceptable for us to use cruelty as a point of leverage against everyday people, period. Whether it is our border or the U.S. embargo against Cuba, the cruelty is the point.
INBOX: @AOC calls to lift the U.S. embargo on Cuba— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) July 16, 2021
“The embargo is absurdly cruel and, like too many other U.S. policies targeting Latin Americans, the cruelty is the point. I outright reject the Biden administration’s defense of the embargo.” pic.twitter.com/DsYmyVhG8o