Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Sen. Flake's Statement On Release Of Gross, U.S./Cuban Thaw

Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ), a long outspoken critic of the U.S.' trade embargo of Cuba, flew to the nation just south of Florida and accompanied released U.S. citizen Alan Gross.

Here is a copy of Flake's statement:

"This is a wonderful day for Alan Gross, for his wife Judy and their family. The manner in which they have endured this nightmare is worthy of praise and admiration. It was an honor to be with Alan as he touched down on U.S. soil after more than five years in a Cuban prison. When I visited Alan last month, he expressed the hope that his ordeal might somehow lead to positive changes between the United States and Cuba. With today's significant and far-reaching announcements, I think it already has."
Flake is one of several members of Congress being credited with helping negotiate the release and the agreement.

President Obama called on Congress to revisit the long-standing U.S. trade embargo of Cuba. There are already statements coming from Republican leaders in Congress opposing today's developments.

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