Florida Gov. DeSantis Calls on Cuban Military to Turn on Ruling Communist Regime

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis called on the Cuban military to join demonstrators and overthrow the country’s communist regime, saying the country can be renewed with new leadership. DeSantis was asked Thursday about the possibility of the United States intervening following historic protests in which thousands of people took to the streets of Havana, the capital, and other cities. Protesters appeared to be demonstrating against decades of authoritarian rule, while calling for Communist Party leader Miguel Canel-Diaz’s ouster. “The best role for military—the Cuban military—is to realize that time’s up, that you can’t keep doing the bidding of a repressive dictatorship that is not governing with the consent of the governed,” DeSantis told a reporter in response. “And so clearly this is a dictatorship that is lost—not that they ever had it—but clearly they don’t have the consent of the governed now.” “And so I think that the best thing would be …

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