DeSantis blasts Biden move to delist terror designation from FARC as ‘slap in the face’ to Colombian-Americans
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis blasted President Biden over his administration’s choice to take away the Colombian insurgent group FARC from its checklist of overseas terrorist organizations.
“Joe Biden’s decision to legitimize the Marxist terror group FARC paves the way for Castrochavismo in Colombia and is a slap in the face to Colombian-Americans,” the Florida Republican tweeted Wednesday.
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DeSantis added, “From his support of FARC, to his failure to assist those seeking freedom in Cuba, Joe Biden and his Democrat party have consistently sided with Marxist elements throughout the Western Hemisphere.”
The U.S. State Department reportedly advised Congress on Tuesday of the plan to delist FARC, 5 years after the insurgent group signed a peace settlement with the Colombian authorities.
State Department spokesman Ned Price confirmed the U.S. had knowledgeable Congress of an motion it was taking with regard to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, broadly identified by its acronym, FARC. Price refused to say what that motion was, nonetheless.
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FARC, based in 1964, was the driving pressure behind assaults on quite a lot of cities, executions and the kidnappings of hundreds of individuals in Colombia over the previous a number of many years, a few of whom have been American and was added to the FTO checklist in 1997.
The choice to take away FARC from the checklist of terror teams has been criticized by a number of Republicans together with DeSantis’s fellow Republican Sen. Marco Rubio.
“Colombia has endured decades of pain and suffering because of the vicious terrorist attacks spearheaded by the FARC,” Rubio stated in a statement this week. “The Biden Administration’s decision to remove the FARC from the Foreign Terrorist Organization list risks emboldening narcoterrorists and the regimes that sponsor them throughout our region. Congress must hold hearings on this decision to examine what it means for stability in the hemisphere, as well as U.S. and Colombian security interests.”
,” Senate Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Sen. Jim Risch tweeted Tuesday. “The administration ought to reverse course.”
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