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Graham Says Biden ‘Like A Deer In The Headlights’ Amid Cuba Protests

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President Biden is “like a deer in the headlights when it comes to standing up to oppression,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) claimed Tuesday night while discussing the ongoing unrest in Cuba.

“Freedom needs you now, President Biden,” Graham said on Fox News’ “Hannity”. “The people of Cuba need you to speak up. You should go on television very soon and say, ‘We stand with your right to demand freedom in Cuba, in our backyard. We’re with you, we stand against the regime that’s putting people in jail and snatching them off the streets.’

“This is a moment for Joe Biden to stand up for freedom in the face of oppression and communism and thus far he’s AWOL,” Graham added.

While protesters initially took to the streets of Havana and other cities on the island Sunday, Biden did not make a statement about the demonstrations until Monday.

“We stand with the Cuban people and their clarion call for freedom and relief from the tragic grip of the pandemic and from the decades of repression and economic suffering to which they have been subjected by Cuba’s authoritarian regime,” the president said. “The Cuban people are bravely asserting fundamental and universal rights. Those rights, including the right of peaceful protest and the right to freely determine their own future, must be respected. The United States calls on the Cuban regime to hear their people and serve their needs at this vital moment rather than enriching themselves.”

On Tuesday, Graham said he would be introducing legislation to step up sanctions against the Havana regime and called on the White House to consider cyberattacks.

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