Congressman Steve Scalise called-out his progressive colleagues this week; saying the Democrat Party has moved so far to the “socialist left” on issues like the economy, Cuba, and Infrastructure that you “can’t even recognize them.”
“The Democrat Party has moved so far to the socialist left that you can’t even recognize them,” said Scalise.
“People are marching in the streets of Havana for freedom, waving the American flag, and the Biden administration won’t even force a vote to support the people of Cuba who want freedom. We’re going to continue to stand up for freedom all around this world,” he added.
Rep. Steve Scalise: "The Democrat Party has moved so far to the socialist left that you can't even recognize them." pic.twitter.com/7A201lr0uj
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A handful of Democrats -including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez- blamed the current humanitarian crisis on the United States, not Cuba’s communist regime.
“One of the things that we want to communicate is our solidarity with the Cuban people. It’s important for us to communicate as well is the actions, and US contributions, to the suffering of Cubans on the island as well,” said Ocasio-Cortez.
“That’s directly related to the embargo… The US embargo, like other US policies, particularly other US policies targeting Latin Americans and Latinos, the cruelty is the point!” she added. “I outright reject the Biden administration’s defense of the embargo.
“Black lives matter condemns the US federal government’s inhumane treatment of Cubans, and urges it to immediately lift the economic embargo,” posted the group.
“Since 1962, the United States has forced pain and suffering on the people of Cuba by cutting off food, medicine and supplies, costing the tiny island nation an estimated $130 billion,” it added. “Cuba has historically demonstrated solidarity with oppressed peoples of African descent.”
“This embargo is a blatant human rights violation and it must come to an end,” concluded BLM.
A NEW LOW: Rashida Tlaib Accuses STEVE SCALISE of ‘Islamophobia’ for Condemning Anti-Semitism
Recently sworn-in Rep. Rashida Tlaib blasted GOP Rep. Steve Scalise Wednesday evening; accusing the lawmaker of “Islamophobia” after he demanded Ilhan Omar be removed from the Foreign Affairs Committee for her anti-Semitic statements.
“Hard to watch Rep. Scalise demand that Rep. @IlhanMN be removed from House Foreign Affairs w/o wondering if it’s steeped in Islamophobia. Ilhan is more than capable of sitting on the committee & making decisions that are in the best interests of her constituents & all Americans,” posted Tlaib on social media.
Hard to watch Rep. Scalise demand that Rep. @IlhanMN be removed from House Foreign Affairs w/o wondering if it’s steeped in Islamophobia. Ilhan is more than capable of sitting on the committee & making decisions that are in the best interests of her constituents & all Americans. https://t.co/MqzPM1G2FJ
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) March 7, 2019
Omar made national headlines earlier this year after she accused “evil” Israel of “hypnotizing” the world and flat-out refused to condemn Venezuela’s socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro.
BACK AT BAT: Steve Scalise Ready to Play Congressional Baseball Game Two Years After Assassination Attempt
Rep. Steve Scalise is once-again ready to take part in the Congressional Baseball match Wednesday night; rejoining the annual event two-years after he was shot while practicing for the game.
“It’s been quite a road,” he told Fox News’ Carley Shimkus. “I can definitely feel how much better I am now, especially than last year. I’m still lucky to be alive but able to move around a whole lot better,” said Scalise.
Scalise was seriously injured when a lone gunman -identified as James Hodgkinson- fired 50 bullets at lawmakers before being fatally shot by police.
“Scalise, who still uses crutches to get around, credits his security guards with saving his life, as well as Rep. Brad Wenstrup, R-Ohio, who formerly worked as a trauma surgeon and quickly applied a tourniquet to stop Scalise’s bleeding. Scalise’s security, David Bailey and Crystal Griner, will both attend the 2019 Congressional Baseball Game on Wednesday, the congressman said,” reports Fox News.
“It was amazing how that removed so much of the anxiety and all of a sudden I was calm, and I knew that God was taking care of me, and boy did he ever,” added Scalise on the power of prayer during the mass shooting.
“The Republican Congressional Baseball Team’s manager, Rep. Roger Williams, R-Texas, was also present on the day of the shooting in 2017. He said he’s been working hard to prepare the politicians for this year’s event, even starting off the day with 6 a.m. practices,” adds Fox.
Read the full report at Fox News.