Speaker Boehner: Obama Fixated on Headlines, Not Democracy for Cuban People

Saturday, August 15, 2015
Speaker Boehner on Reopening of the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement on the reopening of the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba:

While the United States has re-hung its ‘open for business’ sign in Havana, the Cuban dictatorship is continuing its business as usual.  Instead of embracing democracy and changing their oppressive behavior, the Castro regime has countered with a list of expensive demands and continued to deny basic freedoms to its own people. Once again, the Obama Administration’s fixation on collecting headlines by embracing and granting unilateral concessions to pariah states has not delivered real change in their behavior or improvement in the lives of their citizens. Opening the door to an embassy in Cuba will not open the door to democracy for the Cuban people.”