Over the weekend Senator Marco Rubio attended the Summit of the Americas conference in Lima, Peru. While attending the even he was challenged by a reporter from Granma which is the official paper of the Cuban communist party.
Granma is the name of the boat Fidel Castrol, his brother, and 79 others used to get from Mexico to Cuba to start the Cuban Revolution. Granma often complains about the “oppression” and “offenses” done by the American government. The paper has also attacked Rubio for trying to break up the communist regime in Venezuela.
The reporter for Granma Sergio Gomez asked Rubio about the “$3 million” he had received from the NRA. Rubio calmly answered the question in a similar fashion to how he has answered it in America. That he supports the 2nd Amendment and he will continue to do so, and when he is up for reelection those that disagree with him will have the right to do so. He then reminded the reporter that in Cuba and Venezuela that is not the case.
However, after he answered the question Rubio gave the reporter from Cuba a nice lesson in free speech. Rubio said:
“In the United States, in comparison to Cuba, we have a free press,” continued Rubio. “The press can question and criticize me all they want, and they do so daily. I’m glad we’re able to hold a debate, because in Cuba you can’t have a debate. I wish you could also do that in Cuba, because you can’t.”
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