Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) took to the House floor last night to speak on behalf of her recently-introduced resolution, House Resolution 488, a resolution “supporting the people of Venezuela as they protest peacefully for democratic change and calling to end the violence”.
Following her was Representative Steve King, a Republican from Iowa. In his monologue to democracy the congressman brought up a (legal) trip he took to Cuba where he got to ride in one of Cuba’s finest taxis – a 1954 Chevrolet powered by “a Russian diesel engine”, the driver of which who also happend to be a doctor. Such communism. Very Russian. Much oppressed. Below is a clip from his speech compliments of CSPAN’s awesome Create Clip Option.
Curious if any taxi drivers in The Free World of the United States of America also hold degrees in medicine.
The congressman went on to describe the almost laughable state of the automobile in Cuba. He said it was like a “rolling repair shop” where people would run out into the street to repair cars as you sat in them as their mechanical demise was inevitable.
He then went on to talk about Cubans using oxen as a “beast of burden” likely highlighting the island’s lack of F-150s, America’s “beast of burden.” Although, give the people of Cuba credit – if things get real bad, like Walking Dead bad, you can always eat your ox and not an F-150.