Rubio: I Would Reverse Obama's Cuba Policy

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
From yesterday's ABC News interview with Presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL):

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: There might be a U.S. embassy in Cuba if you’re president. You’d pull it?

SENATOR MARCO RUBIO: Well, we have a pretty vibrant Interests Section. And perhaps that’s what it should become again. And I certainly would reverse decisions the president has made. I would move them back unto the terrorist list where they belong. This is a country that helped North Korea invade U.N. sanctions recently as a year ago. This is a country that continues to harbor fugitives of American justice. This is a country or a government that has appropriated billions of dollars of assets of both American and American companies that's never been compensated. This is a country that routinely undermines the national security of this country by its active espionage against us. And its sharing of secrets with others and it hosts both Chinese and Russian intelligence gathering capabilities on the island that are targeted at us. And more importantly for me, I desperately want Cuba to have freedoms and democracy. And I think that U.S. policy should always be geared towards that. I think the current policy the president is pursuing will allow the Castro regime to cement itself as a legitimate form of government in the eyes of the world. And the democratic aspirations of the Cuban people have been set back. So I would reverse every single one of the decisions that he’s made.