U.S. Reps. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Mario Diaz-Balart, and Carlos Curbelo are denouncing the opening of the Cuban embassy in Washington, DC.
"In the past two weeks, President Obama has rolled out the red carpet at the White House for Vietnam’s communist party leader, negotiated a dangerous deal with the Iranian regime, and moved forward with further legitimizing the tyrannical regime in Havana. The Cuban people’s oppressors will not hesitate to use this ‘embassy’ as a spy hub, as they have done in the past to threaten our homeland," Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement Monday. "Just yesterday, Cuban State Security arrested pro-democracy members, including Ladies in White leader Berta Soler, which continues to illustrate how the Castro brothers are emboldened by Obama's overtures.
"While human rights activists are imprisoned and jailed for speaking out for freedom and justice, the Obama administration is rejoicing and looking the other way today as embassies are opened."
"Today, we see the completion of another step in President Obama’s failed policy of appeasing brutal dictators that threaten U.S. interests," Diaz-Balart said. "In Cuba and elsewhere, the administration has removed human rights and America's security from the President's foreign policy agenda."