Chuck Rangel: Useful Idiot Extraordinaire (Updated)

Looks like the Democrat Congressman from New York Charles “fidel’s ass tastes like chicken” Rangel is up to his old lift the embargo tricks again:

Democrats Use Farm Bill to Reward Castro’s Terror Regime
The Democrats will reward Castro and his government by easing trade and travel restrictions for Cuban officials. A long-time supporter of ending the embargo against Castro’s terror regime, Rep. Charlie Rangel (D-NY) will offer an amendment to significantly alter our diplomatic relationship with Cuba in, of all things, farm legislation.

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Amendment to Weaken Cuban Sanctions in Farm Bill Defeated
Ros-Lehtinen leads effort to stop attempt to ease banking, visa restrictions
(WASHINGTON) – Led by U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), a bipartisan Congressional coalition today successfully stopped efforts to weaken economic sanctions against the Cuban dictatorship, one of only five regimes in the world on a U.S. watch-list of state-sponsors of terrorism.
An amendment to the Farm, Nutrition, and Bioenergy Act drafted by U.S. Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, would have given the Cuban regime access to U.S. financial institutions through direct bank transfers.
The amendment also would have created special visas for Cuban regime officials to travel throughout the United States with access to the U.S. food supply through “inspections” of agricultural products for potential sales to Cuba. The amendment was defeated on a vote of 245 to 182.
“The amendment would financially reward an avowed enemy of the United States – the Cuban regime – and throw open our doors to its intelligence agents and others dedicated to undermining our security. Responsible Members of Congress could not, in good conscience, vote for an amendment that would threaten U.S. homeland security by opening the door to terrorist travel and terrorist financing,” said Ros-Lehtinen.
“Given Cuba’s record of seizing assets and its failure to repay debt, which every credit agency in this country would rate as junk-level, why would we actively expand its access to U.S. financial institutions,” she asked.
“This amendment would offer no real benefits to American farmers and would offer absolutely no assistance to individual Cubans or entrepreneurs because there are no Cuban entrepreneurs, only paid agents of the regime,” Ros-Lehtinen said, adding, “We do not allow other state sponsors of terror, such as Iran, Syria, Sudan, and North Korea to establish direct accounts in U.S. financial institutions, and we should not change the rules for Cuba’s thuggish dictators.”
She also explained that of the five nations on the terror watch-list, Cuba has had the highest number of its nationals convicted for espionage in the U.S., and its “diplomats” are routinely expelled from the U.S. for spying.

8 thoughts on “Chuck Rangel: Useful Idiot Extraordinaire (Updated)”

  1. UPDATE: The amendment was shot down by recorded vote just right now – even though it had won by voice vote earlier.

  2. Thank you Rep. Lleana Ros-Lehtinen. Great Work!!
    We the people of the United States with Cuban background are grateful to you. Thank you! Dios te Bendiga.

  3. Thank God that there are enough members in Congress that can see through Rangel. He’s just like the other N.Y. rep, J. Serrano, sympathizers of the Cuban regime.

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