In response to reports that U.S. diplomats stationed in Cuba may have been sickened by an unauthorized acoustic device, Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Florida) issued the following statement:
“Cuba is wreaking havoc in Venezuela and continues to be a malevolent force throughout Latin America. Now, with reports suggesting American diplomats in Cuba may have been targeted, it seems like the Castro regime cannot help but resort to underhanded Cold War tactics to inflict harm on American personnel. If these allegations are true, this incident demands additional actions from the State Department, including expelling additional Cuban diplomats, to ensure that Americans are protected from threats large and small. We can’t let the Castro regime get away with their bad behavior.”
DeSantis currently serves as the Chairman of the House National Security Subcommittee and is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) expressed similar sentiments earlier this week. “The Cuban government has been harassing U.S. personnel working in Havana for decades,” said Rubio in a press release from his office. “This has not stopped with President Obama’s appeasement. Personal harm to U.S. officials shows the extent the Castro regime will go and clearly violates international norms.”
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