President Obama’s brazen move to normalize relations with the communist Castro regime in Cuba has infuriated the Cuban exile community, including Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).
Rubio joined the chorus of criticism, slamming Obama for striking a deal with the Castro regime.
Rubio pointed out the lack of transparency about the release of political prisoners. He also piled onto Obama for making the deal with Castro — Castro said that he did not have to compromise any of his communist beliefs and principles to work with Obama.
Here is an excerpt of Rubio release:
“The recent Cuban prisoner releases and the Obama Administration’s announced trip to Havana on January 21 for normalization talks raise many troubling questions and are proof that President Obama negotiated a bad deal.
“As I’ve said before, it’s a mistake for the administration to proceed with legitimizing and enriching the Castro regime as part of the one-sided deal President Obama announced last month. Nonetheless, the very least they can do now is ensure that the 53 political prisoners that the administration and regime agreed would be freed are actually released unconditionally.
“It’s a good thing that these Cuban activists who have reportedly been released in recent days will not have to spend another day in Castro’s political prisons. No one should ever ignore the fact that these individuals should never have been imprisoned in the first place.