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Demings Only Started Supporting the U.S. Embargo on Cuba When It Became Politically Advantageous

February 7, 2022

MIAMI, FLA. — Val Demings didn’t seem to realize Cuba existed until she announced her run for Senate. Demings remained silent on the issue of Cuba prior to historic anti-Communist protests that occurred throughout the island last year on July 11, as noted by Diario Las Américas and El American.

Sixty years since the entry into force of the U.S. Embargo on Cuba, we are reminded of how deafening Demings’ silence was on this issue until it was politically advantageous for her to go on the record. 

“Val Demings’ epiphany to publicly support the U.S. Embargo on Cuba occurred after the July 11 protests and after she had announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate. Her close friendship with pro-Castro and anti-embargo members of the House of Representatives, including Barbara Lee, Karen Bass, and Jim Clyburn, will be a cause of concern for Cuban Americans in Florida and will not go unnoticed,” said Laura Ortiz, Hispanic Media Director for Marco Rubio for Senate. 

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