By Madalyn Stonebraker
April 18, 2022 Updated 3:28 P.M. ET
TALLAHASSEE (FLV) – Governor Ron DeSantis issued a statement to recognize the 61st anniversary of the Bay of Pigs Invasion and honor the freedom fighters who went up against the communist government of Cuba.
In a Tweet Monday morning, DeSantis said, “This weekend marked the 61st anniversary of the Bay of Pigs Invasion. We honor the memory of the freedom fighters who bravely faced the communist Cuban regime. Their legacy lives on today.”
Governor DeSantis has been known for consistently praising the Cubans for their efforts in fighting against their tyrannical, communist government.
The Bay of Pigs occurred in April of 1961 where Castro-opposing rebel groups tried to invade the southwestern coast of Cuba. It was covertly organized by the United States government under President John F. Kennedy.
During a roundtable event in July 2021, DeSantis said, “We stand with the people of Cuba. For far too long, a tyrannical communist regime has oppressed its people and used its power to silence any dissidents. Now, the Cuban people are making their voices heard to demand freedom and an end to this dictatorship.”
DeSantis has also made his own efforts to fight against tyrannical government systems by signing 3 bills that require the public high school education system in Florida to teach students about communist and totalitarian ideologies.
Proponents of the law explained that the legislation will teach Floridian students why various groups fled their home countries and traveled in dangerous conditions to come to the United States, a free country in comparison.
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