Sanders Continues to Defend Comments Praising Fidel Castro


Ahead of Florida voting on, where millions of Cuban immigrants currently reside, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was asked once again during Sunday’s Democratic debate about his previous remarks praising Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s literacy programs.

“I have opposed authoritarianism, whether it’s in Cuba, whether it’s in Saudi Arabia, whether it’s in China, whether it’s in Russia. That’s my life record,” Sanders said. “I believe, unlike the president of the United States, in democracy, not authoritarianism, in Cuba.”

Last month, The Vermont Senator during an interview with CBS ’60 Minutes’ praised Castro for implementing socialist policies, saying it’s “unfair to simply say everything is bad” under the late dictator regime.