Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis is showing the world what a true leader looks like – calling on the Cuban military to make a “heroic” decision that could change the countries future forever.
DeSantis rose to the defense of the Cuban people once again by calling for the members of the country’s military to turn on the communist dictatorship. The gov. said that young military leaders have the choice to be “heroic” and can refound the nation.
DeSantis made the remarks in response to a question from a reporter about calls for U.S. military intervention on the island.
“The best role for military — the Cuban military — is to realize that time’s up, that you can’t keep doing the bidding of a repressive dictatorship that is not governing with the consent of the governed,” DeSantis said.
“And so clearly this is a dictatorship that is lost. Not that they ever had it, but clearly they don’t have the consent of the governed now.”
“And so I think that the best thing would be for those militaries, particularly some of the younger military folks to understand you can really be heroic in this,” he added.
“You can play an instrumental role in founding a free Cuba, refounding the country and a free Republic. And that will be something that will help millions of people. And that will somehow be something that will cause you to live in the history books.”
DeSantis also called on President Joe Biden to step up and do something to help, suggesting that the president should help provide internet to the island to protect the pro-freedom protesters from the brutal regime’s crackdown.
“Mr. President now’s the time to stand up and be counted,” DeSantis said. “This is a time for choosing, this is a time to stand with the people who are seeking freedom from a brutal 62 year reign of communist oppression.”
DeSantis said that he has already spoken with FCC Commissioner Carr on the phone and determined that we can indeed be helpful in terms of getting internet back onto the island of Cuba.
DeSantis added that, “The one thing that communist regimes fear the most is the truth. And if we’re able to help Cubans communicate with one another, also communicate to the outside world, that truth is going to matter. That truth, I think will be decisive.”
“We’re happy to do whatever we can on the state level, to be able to assist the effort. This is not something that is as easy as saying, okay, next minute it will be on, but we absolutely can do it, if we get quick movement out of the White House. And so Mr. President, please heed the calls, stand with the people of Cuba in their hour of need. This is one of, I think the key things that can be done at this moment in time…”
Author: Reed Dominick