Rubio, other US lawmakers furious over Obama's Cuba move

Senator Marco Rubio reacts to President Barack Obama's announcement about revising policies on US-Cuba relations on December 17, 2014 in Washington, DCSome Republican and Democratic lawmakers expressed outrage Wednesday over Washington’s historic Cuba breakthrough, saying President Barack Obama conceded “everything” to a brutal Castro regime and warning Congress will block efforts to lift the trade embargo. Republican Senator Marco Rubio blasted Obama’s deal with Cuban counterpart Raul Castro as naive and “inexplicable,” and said it would only push back the day the communist-ruled island ultimately shifts to democracy. “The White House has conceded everything and gained little,” a visibly fuming Rubio, who is Cuban American, told reporters.

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