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Statement by Governor Walker on President Obama's Restoration of Full Diplomatic Ties with the Castro Regime

July 20, 2015

Madison, Wis. – Governor Scott Walker today made the following statement on President Obama's misguided decision to restore full diplomatic ties with the Castro regime:

"Today, the Castro regime is opening its embassy in the United States. Much like with Iran, desperation for a deal has led President Obama to give up much in exchange for almost nothing. The president has handed Cuba a financial lifeline through increased U.S. tourism and investment that will sustain the Castro regime and its oppression for decades to come. Meanwhile, the so-called normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba will do nothing to advance American interests or the interests of the Cuban people. A president who believes in American leadership and negotiates from a position of strength would use our leverage to advance U.S. interests and gain greater freedoms for the Cuban people. Unfortunately, President Obama refuses to do that."

Scott Walker, Statement by Governor Walker on President Obama's Restoration of Full Diplomatic Ties with the Castro Regime Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/310405

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