Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday joined U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and other Republican members of Congress to urge the White House to take more-immediate action to help people trying to stand up against the Cuban regime.
“We have an opportunity … to make a difference. And it requires leadership from the White House, it requires the president to show and take tangible steps to stand with the people of Cuba,” DeSantis said during a news conference in Hialeah Gardens. “Don’t do things that are going to bolster the regime.”
DeSantis reiterated a push for President Joe Biden to bring Wi-Fi access to people protesting in Cuba, adding that if there is a company in Florida offering to provide the service “we’ll work to do it.”
Others at the event were U.S. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., U.S. Rep. Carlos Gimenez, R-Fla., U.S. Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar, R-Fla., U.S. Rep. Victoria Spartz, R-Ind., U.S. Rep. Mark Green, R-Tenn., and U.S. Rep. Mike McCaul, a Texas Republican who serves as the ranking member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
On Wednesday, Florida Democratic Party Chairman Manny Diaz in a statement aimed at McCarthy decried, “insincere, carpetbagging Washington Republicans coming down to Miami looking to reap the political benefits that often accrue from pandering to our community.”
Watch again in the player below or click here.