House Democrat kicked out of committee hearing she crashed for sharing ‘communist propaganda’

Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL) kicked Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) out of a House committee hearing about relations between the United States and Cuba, accusing the California Democrat of spreading “communist propaganda.”

On Thursday, Lee attended a hearing of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which she is not a member of, and tried to speak on restoring ties between the two countries. Salazar, a former journalist, has pushed for Cuba to stay on America’s list of countries sponsoring terrorism, citing the regime being repeatedly flagged for human rights violations. 

I was just kicked out of a House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee hearing on Cuba policy because the Republican Chair didn’t like my views.

I’d share the livestream, but Republicans cut out the sound when I stood up to defend myself & call them
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