The quest by liberal Democrats to support and reward Cuba’s corrupt and murderous communist dictatorship, this time led by Democratic Socialist and Squad member Rashida Tlaib, has once again been thwarted. With Cuban American U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) leading the charge, Congress overwhelmingly voted down the amendment 260 to 163.
U.S. Congress votes down amendment that sought to extend credit to the Cuban regime
The U.S. House of Representatives voted down an amendment on Wednesday that sought to extend credit to the government of Cuba without any conditions. The amendment was presented by Detroit, Michigan Democrat congresswoman Rashida Tiab.
“Today, the U.S. House of Representatives defeated an amendment offered by Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI-13) to provide unilateral concessions to the regime in Cuba by a vote of 260 to 163,” said Cuban American U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart in a press release.
“While Marxist dictatorships have their apologists within the Democratic Majority, I am grateful for the support of colleagues on both sides of the aisle who stood with the Cuban people in their struggle for freedom today. Because of their firm, bipartisan support, we were able to defeat an amendment that would have extended credit to the Cuban people’s oppressors,” said Diaz-Balart.
“I will continue to oppose any unilateral concessions to the brutal, anti-American regime in Cuba. While hundreds of political prisoners remain imprisoned, we must not lessen pressure on a regime that uses its revenue to further oppress the Cuban people. The Cuban people will be free, and I am proud of the U.S. Congress for standing with them today,” added the congressman, who led the effort to stop the passing of the amendment.
Rashida Tlaib was part of a group of 26 Democrats who along with U.S. President Joe Biden, called for a revision to Cuba policy to “guarantee the COVID-19 vaccines from Havana can be distributed without affecting its development.”
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