After the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro on Friday, Senator Marco Rubio, whose family hailed from Cuba, spoke out with scathing remarks about the former dictator.
On Saturday, Rubio released a statement which illustrated his hatred of the man responsible for the murders of thousands in Cuba:
Rubio also targeted President Obama for his statement after Castor’s death, in which he completely ignored Castro’s atrocities and said, “History will record and judge the enormous impact of this singular figure on the people and world around him.”
Rubio fired back:
"History will not absolve Fidel Castro; it will remember him as an evil, murderous dictator who inflicted misery and suffering on his own people."
On Sunday, speaking on NBC’s Meet The Press, Rubio stated that Castro’s death would change little as long as Castro’s brother Raul was in power:
… from a practical standpoint, Cuba today is governed exactly the same way as it was 48 hours ago … I know people say, "The younger Castro." The younger Castro's 85 years old. And he's basically been involved in the government of that country since day one. He's basically been governing it for the last ten years. The thing people don't understand is he's not Gorbachev. He's not a reformer thinking for the best interest of Cuba long term. His number one interest is to make permanent this system of government. Because they have an extended family and friends who depend on the system of government for their livelihood. They want this system of government to become a permanent and accepted way to govern an island nation. And that's what their number one interest is right now.