Amid popular protests over the communist Cuban government’s failure to provide basic goods and services, socialists in Congress have been strangely quiet.
At least six members of Congress consider themselves socialists or tout endorsements from the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). As of Tuesday afternoon, only one of the six, Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, expressed support for the right of the Cuban people to protest. He added that the communist Cuban government needs to respect those rights.
Calling “on the Cuban government to respect opposition rights and refrain from violence,” Sanders said in a tweet that “all people have the right to protest and to live in a democratic society.”