GOP turns up heat on Obama over visa for Castro’s Daughter
Mariela Castro Espín is scheduled to attend an academic conference in San Francisco, as well as other events.
“It is reprehensible, unacceptable and it is greatly irresponsible of the administration to allow these high level Communist Party regime officials to come into the United States on these PR tours, pro-regime public relations tours,” Diaz-Balart said in a media conference call Tuesday coordinated by the Republican National Committee.
“While repression [in Cuba] is increasing, this administration is giving visas to the highest levels of the Castro dictatorship, because I don’t know who gets higher than the daughter of the so-called president of the terrorist regime.”
Since word spread last week that Castro Espín had received permission to come to the United States, Cuban-American leaders and activists who have pushed for a democratic change in Cuba have criticized the decision to allow her to come. Mitt Romney’s campaign also joined in the criticism, depicting Obama as soft on Castro.
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