Does Bill Kristol NOT know Cuba is a country? DC statehood tweet triggers Internet: 'Colonizer, take a seat'

'Does anyone want to tell Bill Kristol that Cuba has never expressed interest in becoming state? Asking for a friend' wrote users on social media


                            Does Bill Kristol NOT know Cuba is a country? DC statehood tweet triggers Internet: 'Colonizer, take a seat'
Bill Kristol endorsed DC Statehood while also suggesting US look at making Cuba one too (Getty Images)

Conservative Bill Kristol reminded the mainstream media who are emphasizing the “border crisis” that it is a recurring problem that former president Donald Trump made worse. During a House hearing on Monday, March 22, over whether the District of Columbia should become the nation’s 51st state, the neoconservative political analyst said "Make D.C. a state, and while you’re at it, make Cuba one too."

Kristol's tweet left a lot of people scratching their heads. “One reason I’m for DC statehood: The growth in size of the republic — and our distinctive manner of growth, admitting states with equal status — has always been a sign of our vigor,” Kristol tweeted. “60 years at 50 states is enough. Time for DC, Puerto Rico, Cuba (as soon as it’s free), 1 or 2 more?”



 

 

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Bill Kristol (Getty Images)

 

The proposal to make DC a 51st state began gaining attention among the Democrats and the public, especially after the January 6 Capitol attack which displayed the district's inability to control its own national guard. (DC’s National Guard is under federal, not local, control.) Democrats claim that DC has a population of nearly 700,000 residents but does not have any voting members of Congress.

What Internet thought of Kristol's proposal

Twitter made sure to say what they thought of Kristol’s proposal that Cuba, a sovereign nation, should become a US state. "Nobody: Bill Kristol: “Let’s invade Cuba and make it a state”, said a tweet. "Is this a really bad joke or is Bill Kristol seriously arguing for the annexation of Cuba??? I guess the neocons are taking it to an entirely new level: Empire without any of the pretenses otherwise!" said another.

Others dragged him for his imperialist idea. “Cuba? We want DC and our territories to have the same freedoms and liberties the rest of the country has,” political activist Daryle Lamont Jenkins tweeted in response. “Bill Kristol turns it into a ‘sun never sets on the American Empire’ scenario! And again I ask… Cuba? Colonizer, take a seat!”



 

 



 

 



 

 

Kristol is the director of Defending Democracy Together

"This is the most Bill Kristol thing Bill Kristol has tweeted in at least four years," joked another. "Love to "defend democracy" by threatening the forcefull annexation of an entire foreign soverign country." said a Twitter user. Kristol is the director of Defending Democracy Together, which claims it fights 'abuses of power that threaten to undermine the integrity of U.S. elections, federal agencies, and the Republican Party as a whole', according to its website.

"Does anyone want to tell Bill Kristol that Cuba has never expressed interest in becoming state? Asking for a friend.," said a tweet. "Bill Kristol is a neocon ghoul, but Cuba is absolutely not a free democracy at all," said another.



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

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