On Thursday, far-left Rep. Melanie Stansbury (D-NM-01) voted against a bipartisan resolution standing in solidarity with the Cuban people who are fighting for their freedom against their communist dictatorship.
Human Rights Watch found that the communist Cuban regime “systematically engaged in arbitrary detention, ill-treatment of detainees, and abuse-ridden criminal prosecutions in response to overwhelmingly peaceful anti-government protests in July 2021.”
The resolution said it was focused on “expressing solidarity with Cuban citizens demonstrating peacefully for fundamental freedoms, condemning the Cuban regime’s acts of repression, and calling for the immediate release of arbitrarily detained Cuban citizens.”
But for Stansbury, a far-left extremist, who votes along the same vein as “Squad” members Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN), the commonsense resolution of solidarity opposing a bloodthirsty communist failed state’s treatment of citizens, was not something she could support.
Stansbury has been known for racist statements toward minorities, specifically Dinè people. She told displaced Navajo energy workers to go “sell your art or your wool” instead of having good-paying energy jobs.
Stansbury already has one Republican 2022 challenger, Michelle Garcia Holmes, and more candidates may emerge following Stansbury’s extreme votes. During the special election which put Stansbury in Congress, her statements in support of anti-police groups like “Black Lives Matter” were front-and-center.