Smith Statement on Changes to Cuba Policy
Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) released the following statement Wednesday in response to President Obama’s announced policy changes regarding the U.S. and Cuba.
Alan Gross should never have been held prisoner by Cuba. I’m disappointed by the president’s announcement today. This continues a troubling trend of misguided foreign policy that does not make Americans safer, and that undermines our core values as an open and free democracy. The president’s policy rewards a dictator who has deprived the people of Cuba of their freedoms.