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Sen. Cruz: America Should Stand With the Cuban People, Not With Their Dictators in Havana

Pledges to oppose any ambassador to Cuba or funds for embassy construction

July 1, 2015

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) issued the following statement regarding President Obama's announcement that his Administration has reached a deal with Cuba to reestablish full diplomatic relations with the communist country:

"President Obama announced today he is continuing his policy of unconditional surrender to Fidel and Raul Castro by rewarding one of the most violently anti-American regimes on the planet with an embassy and an official representative of our government. I, for one, want the Cuban people to know that there are still those who stand with them, and who know the Castros for what they are. I will hold any nominee President Obama sends to the Senate to be ambassador to Cuba, and I will work to disapprove any new funds for embassy construction in Havana, unless and until the President can demonstrate that he has made some progress in alleviating the misery of our friends, the people of Cuba."

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