At the end of last week, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., sent an open letter calling on business leaders around the world to support those fighting for freedom and democracy, and refuse to do business with the Cuban regime. The international business community must unite against dangerous dictators and put human rights above profits.
Trying to help President Donald Trump, much of the Republican outreach to Hispanic voters in Florida has focused on international issues, including taking shots at former Vice President Joe Biden’s policies on Cuba and Venezuela.
Scott appeared on a phone call with the media on Monday, saying there was going to be a “real contrast” between Trump and the Democratic ticket on economic issues and going over the president’s record.
Last month, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., introduced the “Cut Profits to the Cuban Regime Act” with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas., as cosponsors.
Venezuela and Cuba have become the battlegrounds in the fight for Florida in the November presidential election.
The United States leads the world in exporting weapons. Cuba leads the world in exporting medical services. Yet in the funhouse mirror that is Florida politics, it’s Cuba’s exports that are the problem.
With a presidential election looming in November, U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., is turning up the heat against some top Democrats including that party’s presumptive presidential candidate.
Rubio’s office praised Las Damas de Blanco as “a women-led peaceful nonviolent movement in support of freedom and human rights in Cuba, and calling for the release of all political prisoners in Cuba” and as “courageous women gather and march every Sunday in the streets of Havana carrying a picture of their loved ones, who are political prisoners, in one hand and a white gladiolus in the other.”
Scott has increasingly pointed to Russia and Cuba propping up the Maduro regime and the Ortega regime in Nicaragua.
Rooney wrote U.S. Sec. of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Advisor John Bolton on Wednesday “urging the administration to encourage and incentivize our allies in Canada and Europe to cease doing business with GAESA, the front organization owned by the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces..."
U.S. Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., called on the administration to enact Title III earlier this week and his office weighed in on what such an action would do.
Earlier this month, Scott pushed the British government on the issue, calling on Prince Charles to abandon his planned trip to Cuba and visit Florida to meet exiles from the communist regime instead. Scott wrote the British government on the matter.