Sanders Defends Fidel Castro

2020 presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) isn’t backing down from comments he made years ago over socialist policies in Cuba.

A video from the 1980’s surfaced of Sanders supporting Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s socialist policies.

Sanders was recently interviewed on CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” and doubled down on his defense of some of Castro’s policies saying, “it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad.”

Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rick Scott (R-FL) criticized Sanders on social media.

Others were also critical of Sanders’ comments about Castro’s socialist policies.

Right now, momentum is on Sanders’ side after scoring a big win in the Nevada caucus. With almost 90 percent of the results recorded, Sanders got almost 50 percent of the vote with former Vice President Joe Biden coming in a distant second with 21 percent, less than half of the Sanders vote.

2020 presidential candidate former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg blasted Sanders’ big win and attacked his health care plan and his views on capitalism.

However, the concern about Sanders’ lead in the race for the Democrat nomination goes beyond his competitors.

South Carolina Representative Jim Clyburn is worried Democrats will lose the House of Representatives if Sanders is the party’s nominee.

James Carville, former President Clinton’s former adviser and campaign manager, also expressed concerns and Sanders’ backers called him a political hack.

Considering Sanders’ support of a dictator and criticism by Democrats, time will tell how Sanders makes out in the most important phase of the Democrat primary race with the South Carolina debate and primary this week, followed shortly by Super Tuesday on March 3rd.

The rise of Sanders shows just how far Left the Democrats have gone in terms of wanting government control over huge segments of our economy.