Speaker Boehner: Stand With Cuba's Freedom Fighters, Not With Castro

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Speaker Boehner on the Reopening of the Cuban Embassy in Washington, DC

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement on the reopening of the Cuban embassy in Washington, DC amid reports that the Castro regime continues to beat and imprison pro-democracy activists:

As the Cuban flag rises just up the street from the White House, the Cuban dictatorship continues to attack, arrest, and abuse pro-democracy activists.  It is appalling to see America’s president welcoming – and rewarding – a regime that shows no regard for our most fundamental values.    Instead of mingling with the Castros’ representatives today, our government should be standing with Cuba’s freedom fighters.  These brave men and women, and their families, are certainly in my prayers.”