|Mariela Castro Espin|
Marela Castro Espin (Raoul's daughter, Fidel's niece) was granted a visa to speak at a conference in New York. Here's what your presidential candidate had to say about the visa: Mitt accused the Obama administration of “a slap in the face to all those brave individuals in Cuba who are en...during relentless persecution.”
Here is what the usual Republican suspects had to say: Florida Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), David Rivera (R-FL) and Albio Sires (R-NJ) wrote a strongly-worded letter to the State Department saying:
"The administration’s appalling decision to allow regime agents into the U.S. directly contradicts Congressional intent and longstanding U.S. foreign policy."
If it’s “longstanding U.S. foreign policy” to deny Mariela Castro a visa to enter the U.S., someone forgot to tell President George W. Bush. The Bush administration granted Castro not one but three visas to enter the U.S. in 2001 and 2002.
Oh, that's right, Republicans have no recollection of George W. Bush!