Some of the condolences surrounding Fidel Castro’s death have been cordial, but others have been direct in their criticism of him. Senators Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio penned messages condemning Castro’s time as Cuban president. Both Cruz and Rubio have personal connections to the country as some of their family members were born there.
First off, Cruz penned a Facebook message admonishing Castro’s tenure as Cuban president, saying his death won’t bring back the thousands of victims that suffered under his regime. The former Republican presidential candidate’s father was born in Cuba, so his comments are particularly biting: