Rick Scott

12/09/2022 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/09/2022 19:37

At the Urging of Sen. Rick Scott, Biden Finally Calls for Cuban Prisoners to be Released

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, following more than a year of urging from Senator Rick Scott to stand with the brave Cuban people and denounce the oppressive, illegitimate, communist regime in Cuba, President Joe Biden issued a statement calling for the immediate release of all political prisoners who have been held since the July 11th protests.

Senator Rick Scott said, "For decades, the illegitimate, communist Cuban regime has oppressed the Cuban people and forced them to live under tyranny. The Cuban people want freedom, and on July 11, 2021, democracy activists from across the island organized, and with one voiced shouted, '¡Patria y Vida!' and '¡Libertad!' Since then, the regime has held and tortured hundreds of peaceful Cubans, including teenage boys and girls. I've spent more than a year calling on President Biden to join me in denouncing the regime and denying the expedited consideration of his nominees until he called for the immediate release of these brave people, and I am proud to see that finally happen today. But, this is not the end of our fight. I expect President Biden to continue to be a voice for freedom and democracy in Latin America, and end his appeasement of the regimes in Cuba and Venezuela. The Cuban people want a new day of freedom, and we will fight alongside them until that day is here."

Since the July 11 demonstrations began, Senator Rick Scott has released the following statements condemning the Castro/Díaz-Canel regime's brutal oppression of the Cuban people and demanding the Biden administration take action: