President Obama’s move to take Cuba off the State Sponsors of Terrorism list and “normalize” relations between the U.S. and that criminal regime has been met with bipartisan disapproval in the U.S. Congress, leaving many Americans questioning where their values as a country have gone.
It goes without saying that the American-Cuban delegation in the U.S. Congress, which includes Cuban-born Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez from New Jersey, is against normalizing relations with Raul and Fidel Castro.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R) has taken lead in the efforts to push back against President Obama’s attempt to mend relations with Cuba, as well. Rubio stated that he would do everything within his power to keep a U.S. embassy from opening in Havana.
Another Democrat member of Congress from South Florida, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, has also been pushing for continued support for the U.S. embargo against communist Cuba.
Cuba’s history of committing human rights violations, promoting Communism, and supporting terrorism throughout the western hemisphere has been well-documented. In a 2010 op-ed for USA Today, Wasserman Schultz outlined the human rights violations and crimes committed by the Cuban regime:
The Cuba Archive Project has documented more than 90,000 non-combat deaths — including executions, extrajudicial assassinations, death in political prisons, and disappearances.
President Obama has unfortunately condoned the decades-long human rights atrocities that the Castro brothers have committed.