Senator Bernie Sanders has a long history of praising Cuba’s regime, according to Fox News.
The Cuban regime is recently currently cracking down on protesters. The protesters are demanding freedom after decades of communist rule. Now Sanders is up against serious criticism for “initially remaining silent on the protests,” Fox reports. Bernie later issued a statement late Monday night, which suggested the government should not use violence.
In the past, Sanders defended his praise for deceased Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. During a “60 Minutes” interview, Sanders said, “We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba but, you know, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad. You know? When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?”
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Video footage unearthed last year showed Sanders recalling his excitement for the communist revolution during a speech in the 1980s.
“I remember, for some reason or another, being very excited when [former Cuban dictator] Fidel Castro made the revolution in Cuba,” he said, while speaking at the University of Vermont in 1986. “I was a kid … and it just seemed right and appropriate that poor people were rising up against rather ugly rich people.”
During that speech, Sanders said he almost had to “puke” when he saw former President John F. Kennedy push his opponent at the time, former President Richard Nixon, to be tougher on Cuba. “For the first time in my adult life, what I was seeing is the Democrats and Republicans … clearly that there really wasn’t a whole lot of difference between the two,” he said.
Sanders’ other comments have included praising bread lines and Soviet public transportation; defending Castro as someone in Cuba who “educated their kids, gave their kids health care, totally transformed the society”; and mocking criticism of the Marxist Sandinista regime in Nicaragua.
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NEXT STORY: BREAKING: After 13 Years Of Conservatorship Controlling Her Life, Here’s What to Expect From Britney Spears’ Upcoming Court Appearance
The next step in Britney Spears’ legal battle to end her controversial conservatorship will be on Wednesday afternoon, according to Fox News.
Spears made “dramatic comments” in court that condemned the conservatorship that has controlled her life for 13 years. “I just want my life back,” Spears said.
A Los Angeles judge with convene for a hearing on Wednesday to “deal with the aftermath,” Fox reported. Spears is not expected to speak again. During the hearing on June 23rd, Spears said she was being forced to take medication and use an intrauterine device for birth control. Spears added that she was not allowed to marry her boyfriend and said she wanted to own her own money.
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Spears’ comments marked the first time she’s spoken out publicly about ending her conservatorship, which is largely controlled by her father, Jamie Spears. The explosive speech led to the resignation of her court-appointed lawyer, the withdrawal of an estate-management company that was supposed to oversee her finances as well as a volley of accusations between her father and a professional conservator over who’s to blame for the legal circumstances Spears said are “abusive” and need to end…
She was harshly critical of her father, who serves as conservator of her finances, and had more measured criticism for Jodi Montgomery, the court-appointed professional who serves as conservator of her person, overseeing her life choices.
James Spears said in a legal filing that the court needs to investigate the allegations and Montgomery’s role, pointing out that his daughter’s personal life has been beyond his control since he resigned as conservator of her person in 2019, a role he played for 11 years. He opposed Montgomery’s request for money to hire security because of recent death threats, saying he has been subjected to similar threats for years.