Jeb Bush, the former GOP presidential candidate, took to Twitter on Sunday to call on the Bide administration to use the technology needed to restore internet service in Cuba amid unrest sparked a week ago during anti-government protests .
“The technology exists to destroy Cuba’s cyberall (sp) and help dissidents if President Biden is willing to use it,” he posted. “Please do it, President Biden.”
Bush retweeted a Wall Street Journal op-ed that highlighted Havana’s attempt to stem the protests by restricting internet access in parts of the country. The tactic is not new and has been used by other regimes facing unrest.
The newspaper said the question really isn’t whether the United States has the technology; the question is whether the Biden administration has the political will to make such a decision.
“Biden may be worried about upsetting the left and his romantic relationship with the Cuban regime, but the 2020 election has shown this to be a losing strategy in Florida,” the newspaper said.
Biden said Thursday he plans to create an internet source for the Cuban people after the government shut down access amid mass protests.
The Cuban government ended the internet shutdown on Wednesday, revealing videos and footage revealing law enforcement efforts to quell protests, but the service was unreliable.
The White House did not immediately respond to an email from Fox News.
In 2015, when considering running for president, he criticized the Obama administration’s approach to Cuba.
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“90 kilometers to the south, there is talk of a state visit by our outgoing president,” he said, referring to President Obama. “But we don’t need a glorified tourist to go to Havana to support a failed Cuba. We need an American president to go to Havana in solidarity with a free Cuban people, and I’m ready to be. this president. “
Fox News’ Caitlyn McFall contributed to this report
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