by WorldTribune Staff, December 1, 2016
Fidel Castro, who died on Nov. 25, was a brutal dictator who “drove the entire Cuban nation into complete poverty and oppression,” Franklin Graham said.
“And to think that Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Keith Ellison and others wanted socialism as a model for our country today,” the evangelist and Samaritan’s Purse CEO wrote in a Facebook post.
“And why didn’t they win? God — that’s why,” Graham wrote. “The church prayed and came out by the millions and voted … And may we all as free Americans give Him glory, great things He has done! This is why it is so important to vote.”
Graham continued: “There’s another election in just two years — Christians need to stay involved and run for office at every level. The socialists are regrouping in great number right now, and they will come back strong, organized, and more determined than ever. This battle isn’t over.”
While many on the Left had gushing praise for the dictator, U.S. senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, who are both Cuban-Americans, denounced Castro and his regime.
Cruz referred to the Cuban leader as a “murderous Communist dictator” and criticized President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for “celebrating Fidel Castro.”
Rubio stated that nothing has changed in Cuba even after Castro’s younger brother Raul took over as president. He pointed out that over 6 million Cubans have been forced to flee from the country and those who were accused of opposing the regime were either jailed or killed.