UNITED STATES – JUNE 17: Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks with reporters as he arrives in the Capitol for a vote on Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
7 Fricking years of this defund, delay, repeal crap.
‘However, should the attempt to de-fund the embassy fail, both Graham and other Republicans have vowed to block the confirmation of any nominee the President taps to serve as the first ambassador to Cuba since the 1950s’.
And now war hawk Lindsey Graham :
Because 50 years of embargo was this close to working. Just another 30….40 years tops and Cuba would have given in.
‘When President Obama announced a negotiated end to the nearly six decade impasse with Cuba, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) fired off a statement saying if he is elected president in 2016, he will reverse the move and shut down the newly reopened embassy’.
‘Then, this week, Graham attempted to prevent the Havana embassy from opening at all’.
‘As the Senate debated the $49 billion dollar appropriations bill that covers the State Department and U.S. foreign aid to the entire globe, he introduced an amendment to block the modest funding needed to open a U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba’.
‘But the measure died when all Democrats and the majority of Republicans on the Foreign Relations sub-committee refused to support it’.
‘Graham has vowed to try again when the full committee looks at the bill’.
‘A msnbc/Telemundo/Marist poll this April found that 59 percent of Americans, including 56 percent of Latinos, approved of the U.S.’ diplomatic recognition of Cuba’.
From : http://thinkprogress.org/election/2015/07/08/3677896/lindsey-graham-tries-fails-de-fund-new-havana-embassy/