Marco Rubio on Castro’s Death

Sen. Marco Rubio, son of Cuban immigrants, released a powerful statement on Castro’s death:

“Fidel Castro seized power promising to bring freedom and prosperity to Cuba, but his communist regime turned it into an impoverished island prison. Over six decades, millions of Cubans were forced to flee their own country, and those accused of opposing the regime were routinely jailed and even killed.

“Sadly, Fidel Castro’s death does not mean freedom for the Cuban people or justice for the democratic activists, religious leaders, and political opponents he and his brother have jailed and persecuted. The dictator has died, but the dictatorship has not. And one thing is clear, history will not absolve Fidel Castro; it will remember him as an evil, murderous dictator who inflicted misery and suffering on his own people.

Liberals should ask themselves: why did so many Cubans get on boats to escape to Florida all these years? Did you not listen to their stories? Or are they contrary to your love of communism?