Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (R-NY)) blasted Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) for their undisclosed trip to Cuba which they claimed was to discuss “human rights.”

Malliotakis, who is the daughter of a Cuban exile of the Fidel Castro regime, criticized the two far-left “Squad” members for visiting the island nation which she called “a state sponsor of terrorism” that sides with America’s adversaries.

“They are in bed with Iran, North Korea, communist China, Russia. They allow for them to operate spy bases 90 miles from our shores. They have harbored fugitives. They have harbored terrorists. And it’s unconscionable that these members of Congress would go there trying to appease the government of Cuba,” Malliotakis stated.

Taking issue with the excuse Omar and Jayapal gave for the visit, Malliotakis added, “Do they know that the people in Cuba, including my relatives, earn about $15 a month, $15 a month? So they come here in the United States, they’re preaching about fair wages. Everyone should make a living wage. And then they go and support a government that pays its people $15. And you know why? It’s a farce. It’s a farce because every single one of these members voted against the resolution standing with the Cuban people in 2021, when they were on the streets, fighting for their lives, fighting for freedom. The Socialist Squad and Jayapal, they all voted no to stand against the people and with the Cuban regime.”

Malliotakis also railed against the Democrats in a tweet to X where she wrote, “It’s outrageous that Members of Congress would visit a country that jails, abuses, and murders their citizens and supports Iran, Russia and Communist China against our interests. Perhaps their time would be better spent listening to the Cubans crossing our southern border & risking their lives on makeshift rafts to find out why they’re fleeing Communism.”

The Democrat reps led a delegation on the trip to Cuba last week according to a report. Per the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the “Squad” members and the group of a dozen people it went to Cuba with “met with people from across Cuban civil society and government officials to discuss human rights and the U.S.-Cuba bilateral relationship.”

The trip, which the reps went on while the House was on recess in the last week, was kept a secret, with the Cuban state media unusually keeping mute about it.

Omar and Jayapal’s trip to Cuba is not so shocking given that they have both been critical of the embargo placed against Cuba by the U.S. while criticizing the United States’ sanction against other nations. Omar said, We had a full embargo on Cuba for decades, with little effect on the Cuban government but much pain inflicted on ordinary Cubans. It was only through diplomacy and direct conversation that President Barack Obama and the United States made progress in Cuba.”

Both representatives also joined 38 other Democrats to vote against a resolution backing demonstrators who were protesting against the Cuban government in 2021.