Here’s what happened.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy wrote a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to meet with congressional leaders to solve an ongoing crisis in Cuba. He stated in the letter that a “failure to act” may reduce the chances of ending the dictatorship.
This letter comes after McCarthy formed a team to Cuba’s “policies that will support the protestors and hold the Communist regime accountable for its human rights abuses.”
The letter states, “This is a moment when the United States can change the course of human history for the better. The United States is a bastion of freedom and democracy; a beacon across the globe for those seeking to cast off the shackles of communist oppression. We must support our Cuban brothers and sisters as they seek to take control of their future and liberate themselves from the communist malignancy. President Ronald Reagan once said, “The West will not contain communism, it will transcend communism.” The time of that transcendence in Cuba is upon us, and we must act. However, we are concerned that this pivotal moment is being squandered by indecision, bureaucracy, and a failure to lead.”
McCarthy added, “Therefore, we request a meeting with you as soon as possible to discuss how Congress and your Administration can work together to bring an end to the oppressive communist regime in Havana and liberate the Cuban people. Now is the time to act.”
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