‘Show the heck up’: Rick Scott turns up Cuba heat on Joe Biden
Sen. Rick Scott. Image via AP.

Rick Scott
Scott appeared on Thursday's Hugh Hewitt Show.

U.S. Sen. Rick Scott‘s frustration with the Joe Biden response to ongoing protests in Cuba continues to grow.

Scott, starting his Thursday on the conservative Hugh Hewitt Show, vented about how the White House hasn’t done enough to support anti-regime protesters he has called “freedom fighters” more than once this week.

Asked if Biden should go to Miami to demonstrate solidarity with stateside protesters, the Senator was emphatic.

“Absolutely. Biden just needs, first of all, to show the heck up,” Scott said, before goading Biden about not using his diplomatic sway.

“He wants to be part of this worldwide club. Well, let’s use the influence then. Let’s talk to the European Union, to (United Kingdom Prime Minister) Boris Johnson. Let’s get everybody involved here to say enough is enough of these atrocities that have gone on for decades and decades and decades,” Scott pleaded.

“Joe Biden, show up, do something. Talk about freedom, liberty, democracy, do something. He’s doing nothing,” Scott added.

The Senator expressed frustration beyond the Biden issue, touching on socialist Democrats, Black Lives Matter, and “socialist” television networks not covering what is happening on the Island.

“Everybody that believes in democracy and freedom, get the stories out, get the pictures out,” Scott said. “I’ve told all the reporters I’ve talked to this week, write about this.”

But the frustration ultimately was with the executive branch, with Scott continuing to press the President.

“If Joe Biden would do his job, we’ve got the best opportunity in decades,” Scott said. “Joe Biden. Where are you? Show up.”

For Scott, this Thursday morning interview continues a trend of increasingly urgent messaging.

“I hope the Biden administration shows up, tries to be more vocal, add more sanctions,” Scott said Tuesday.

“Joe Biden needs to be today, on TV, calling world leaders, saying this has got to end,” Scott urged this week. “You’ve got this pulpit, you’ve got this opportunity, Joe Biden. Go do it.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


  • Chris

    July 15, 2021 at 9:16 am

    Of course I wish the Cuban people didn’t live under communism and if the US can provide arms and equipment, I would support that but I would be more in fear for them because of Russia. What I have never understood is people like Scott will say Communism is bad, let’s go over there yet China is a communism but we throw money at them. Almost everything in are stores is made in China including 80% of all our prescription and OTC meds. But China labor keeps our Uber corporate, candidate donating heads Uber wealthy so is that why Scott’s and others principles sway in the wind?

    • Frankie M.

      July 15, 2021 at 1:15 pm

      Can’t we put Ricky on a boat with a bullhorn so we don’t have to listen to his hot air any more? Make sure that boat ride is one way. Maybe he could catch a ride with Michael Moore.

  • Beth

    July 15, 2021 at 11:00 am

    I too support the people of Cuba but I hardly think the words of Mr. Scott hold any value. He has spent the last 5 years as co conspirator to a lunatic who tried to destroy democracy in the United States. He should be removed from office.


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