Nancy Pelosi spent her Wednesday in South Florida, meeting with many of the students leading the anti-gun March For Our Lives movement, as well as other prominent Democrats in the area.
But while the Democrats may have given them a warm welcome, area residents sure didn’t.
At a stop in the Miami area, local residents, mostly made up of Cuban Americans, participated in a “flash protest” against Pelosi. The protest took place outside of the office of Donna Shalala, who is running for Congress in Florida’s 27th District.
The fiercely anti-communist Cuban-Americans were enraged due to the presence of Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), who has praised the communist dictator Fidel Castro.
The video, recorded by local resident Enrique Tarrio, shows Pelosi entering the building while being yelled at by a group of angry protesters, calling her a communist.
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While the presence of Rep. Lee is the main reason for the angry crowd, Democrats have been seeing increased resistance from Cubans in recent months.
At the forefront of that anger is Andrew Gillum, who is the Democrat nominee for Governor in Florida. He has been facing heavy resistance from Cuban Americans, who generally are strongly opposed to socialism and communism.
A past video posted by Big League Politics features a small group of largely Cuban protesters interrupting Gillum at another campaign stop.
The race for the Governor’s mansion in Florida has been extremely contentious, with Republican Ron DeSantis touting support from President Donald Trump, while Gillum is endorsed by former President Barack Obama.
Florida residents will make their choice on November 6th, and the race appears to be neck-and-neck.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this report claimed that Nancy Pelosi was meeting with Andrew Gillum, a Democrat candidate for governor. While Cuban Americans see his policies as socialist, and have protested him in the past, they were there mostly due to the presence of Democrat Rep. Barbara Lee, who has defended Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
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