Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Instead of Standing with Cuban People, POTUS Continues to Side with Castro Regime

Oct 26, 2016
Press Release

MIAMI – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) released the following statement after the Obama administration decided to have the United States abstain from a United Nations General Assembly vote condemning sanctions against the Castro regime.

“In yet another shameless concession to the Castro regime, President Obama's administration abstained from the vote to condemn the embargo at the United Nations. As our nation's chief executive, the President is entrusted to uphold the law, even those laws which he does not approve. As U.S. law states, sanctions against the Castro regime must remain in place until conditions are met, such as the liberation of all political prisoners, legalization of the press, labor unions, and political parties, and free, fair elections. Sadly, the Castro regime has failed even those basic conditions. President Obama's repeated decision to appease ruthless, anti-American dictators is appalling. President Obama should stand in solidarity with the Cuban people in their struggle for freedom, rather than siding once again with their oppressors.”