Tea Party Patriots Action’s Jenny Beth Martin Will Speak at Capitol Hill Rally in Support of a Free Cuba


On Tuesday, July 27, Tea Party Patriots Action (TPPA), the American Conservative Union (ACU), Bienvenido US, the Republican National Hispanic Assembly (RNHA), will join Members of Congress and the House Cuban Working Group in holding a demonstration demanding immediate action by the Biden administration against the oppressive communist dictatorship of Cuba.  TPPA Honorary Chairman Jenny Beth Martin will speak at the rally. Other speakers include Leader Kevin McCarthy, Matt & Mercedes Schlapp, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, Sen. Marco Rubio, Rep. Alex Mooney, and Gordon Chang. 

Ms. Martin released the following statement today: 

“The American people stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the people of Cuba as they begin the brave and exciting process of freeing themselves from six decades of communist dictatorship.  The Biden Administration is more interested in being cordial with the communist regime than being clear and strong in defending American values and advancing the cause of freedom less than 100 miles from our shores.  Cuba shows the failure of communism and the hunger for freedom, which is partly why the Administration and its allies in Congress are silent.  The American people will fill the void.  I’m proud to be speaking at Tuesday’s rally and TPPA’s members are committed to a free Cuba – not one day, but as soon as we can.”

Mr. Schlapp released the following statement: 

“Today marks one week of silence and inaction from the Biden administration in response to the pro-freedom protests by the people of Cuba, who are suffering under a brutal communist regime. Perhaps Biden has listened too long to Marxist sympathizers within the Democrat Party who are ignorant of Cuban history and resist the persistent fact that communism kills both free people and their freedoms. We recognize that unchecked leftism on the island has stripped Cubans of their right to free speech, their right to bear arms, and their right to democratic elections. We demand immediate and swift action from President Biden to rally global support for the Cuban cause of freedom and against the horrific evils of communism. The Cuban people are defenseless in the hands of the communist regime and America must not abandon them.”

Ms. Schlapp released the following statement:

“President Biden has waited too long, failed to lead, and instead announced weak steps that are empty and will make no impact to help the Cuban people in their fight for freedom. On Thursday, he made the meaningless gesture of sanctioning Cuba’s defense minister and a special forces unit of the Interior Ministry, neither of whom hold any property or assets in the United States to freeze. These sanctions will have no impact on the communist regime’s abuses of human rights and will do nothing to give hope to those bravely taking to the streets in the name of freedom.

“The people of Cuba deserve more than lofty statements or symbolic sanctions; they deserve real support from the President of the United States. The time for action is NOW. We demand that President Biden take immediate and swift action to lead the global effort to stop the human rights abuses against the people of Cuba.”

WHAT:            Demonstration for a Free Cuba

WHO:              Jenny Beth Martin, Tea Party Patriots Action Honorary Chairman

                        Conservative & Hispanic organizations

                        Members of Congress

                        Members of the House Cuban Working Group

WHERE:         West Front of the U.S. Capitol 

                        Washington, DC

WHEN:            Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 12:00 pm EST