Ileana Ros-Lehtinen Doubles Down Against Obama's Cuba Policies
Two years after President Barack Obama announced the start of normalization efforts with the Castro regime in Cuba, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., one of the leading Republicans on Capitol Hill on international issues, continued to oppose those policies.
“After two years, President Obama’s failed and disastrous Cuba policy has only resulted in increased levels of repression and the flight of record numbers of Cubans desperate to escape the Castro regime," Ros-Lehtinen said on Friday. “Rather than seeing an improvement in their day to day lives, ordinary citizens on the island have only seen an increase in the dictatorship’s fierce oppression against them and the continual denial of their most basic human rights. Two years later, none of President Obama’s unilateral concessions – an embassy, increased commercial ties, and working to undermine the embargo – have led to one iota of positive results for those who must live with the horrific consequences of living under the yoke of Castro’s oppression. Rather than continuing this misguided policy, I urge the new administration to focus on promoting democracy in Cuba and work for the day when the Cuban people can determine their own future.”