The resultant Republican freakout is not unexpected, as it violates not only the status quo but further silences the drums of war
During an appearance on Fox News' The Kelly File Thursday night, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) criticized Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) for agreeing with President Obama's decision to normalize the United States' relationship with Cuba.
Gross told the media, "In my last letter to President Obama, I said despite my five years of captivity I said I would not want to trade places with him."
Though there has seemed no reason for the two nations to remain at odds over the past 20+ years, old animosities die hard. Though a small step, this announcement is but one of many we will see in coming days, and it is a long overdue step, one refreshingly taken in the right direction.
After President Obama announced a new policy shift with Cuba Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) led the predictable Republican outrage. Specifically, Rubio called Obama a weak negotiator and said Congress will not lift the embargo.
The following is a fact sheet from the White House Office of the Press Secretary on the President's plan to chart a new course on Cuba. President Obama will be speaking about this at noon on Wednesday the 17th.