Democrat President Joe Biden’s White House reportedly hung up on a U.S. senator who called the administration seeking to get help for an activist who is being tortured by the communist regime in Cuba.
Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) reached out to the administration to discuss reports that José Daniel Ferrer, a human rights activist and the leader of the Patriotic Union of Cuba (UNPACU), is being tortured by the communist regime.
“The @WhiteHouse just hung up on me when I called to talk to someone about the horrific torture & abuse @jdanielferrer is experiencing as a prisoner of the illegitimate communist Cuban regime,” Scott tweeted. “This isn’t just weakness; it’s shameful cowardice. I won’t tolerate it.”
Ferrer had his right to home detention revoked back in August and was ordered to serve a four-year prison sentence on charges that critics say are politically motivated.
Scott has been a vocal advocate for Ferrer, warning that the communist regime was trying to end his life by subjecting him to psychological and physical torture.