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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, the Republican Party’s point man on Cuba, seemed to be struggling to contain his fury as he responded to President Obama’s move Wednesday to normalize relations with the Cold War foe.
The Cuban American legislator, addressing a roomful of reporters and photographers in the Capitol, chopped the air with his right hand, fired off terse answers to questions and, frequently raising his voice, spat insults at the Obama administration:
MIAMI – If we had a ‘Most Wanted’ poster depicting Cuba’s worst enemy in the U.S. Congress it would not be Republican. The title belongs to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey.
Menendez was first elected to the Senate in 2006 and is considered one of the more powerful members of that prestigious body. Adding to his power is his chairmanship of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, a position he’s held since January of 2013. Democrats have also controlled the Senate since Menendez’ election there. Lee el resto de esta entrada