MARCO RUBIO: CONGRESS WILL NOT SUPPORT LIFTING EMBARGO AGAINST CUBA

TPM Livewire on December 17, 2014, reported that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) slammed a deal that released captive USAID contractor Alan Gross in exchange for three Cubans jailed in the United States for spying, branding President Barack Obama as potentially the “worst negotiator” in the history of the nation. Excerpts below:

“At a minimum, I would say this. Barack Obama is the worst negotiator that we’ve had as President since at least Jimmy Carter, and maybe in the history of this country,” he said on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.”

“It puts a price on every American abroad,” he said. “Governments now know that if they take an American hostage, they can get very significant successions from the U.S.”

The Florida Republican also criticized Obama’s reported move to normalize relations with Cuba, arguing that opening up commerce and trade on the communist island wouldn’t bring democracy to its people.

Rubio said Congress would not support lifting the embargo against Cuba.

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