Rubio Renews Call for Trump Admin to Expel Cubans From U.S.

Sen. Marco Rubio is calling on the Trump administration to expel Cuban diplomats from the U.S. in addition to yanking most American personnel out of Cuba because of mysterious attacks on U.S. diplomats in Havana and no progress in the investigation into their cause or origin.

U.S. Officials Express ‘Urgent Need’ to Unravel Mystery of ‘Sonic’ Attacks on Diplomats

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson / Getty Images

The United States and Cuba went forward with their first formal diplomatic meeting since President Trump was elected in the face of calls from several GOP senators to kick out all Cuban diplomats in Washington—and possibly shut down the embassy—if the Cuban government cannot provide more information about the mysterious “sonic” attacks on U.S. diplomats in Havana.

GOP Senators Urge Trump to Expel Cuban Diplomats From U.S., Threaten to Shutter Embassy

View of the US Embassy in Havana

Five prominent GOP senators are calling on the Trump administration to expel Cuban diplomats from Washington immediately and even close the U.S. embassy in Havana if the Cuban government is not more forthcoming about mysterious “acoustic” attacks that have seriously harmed U.S. diplomats.

GOP Senators Ask If State Department Lawyers Are Removing References to ISIS ‘Genocide’

A group of Yazidis from Iraq carrying their arrive at a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border

Republican senators are calling on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to explain reports that top State Department lawyers are systematically removing the word “genocide” to describe the Islamic State’s slaughter of Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria from official agency documents.