Sens. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) and Mike Lee (R., Utah) said Friday they are still committed to introducing an amendment to the Senate’s tax reform bill that would expand the child tax credit to cover more American families.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) accused the Cuban government Wednesday of partaking in the attacks against American diplomats in Havana during the past year.
Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) is the latest senator to take issue with President Donald Trump’s selection of a career State Department official and former top aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be ambassador to Colombia.
All five Cuban-American House members have asked the Government Accountability Office, Congress’s nonpartisan auditing and investigative arm, to determine whether the State Department mishandled its response to a series of mysterious sonic attacks on at least 24 U.S. diplomats in Cuba.
The State Department has confirmed that two additional U.S. diplomats have experienced health problems as a result of sonic attacks in Cuba, bringing the total number of diplomats impacted to 24.
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.
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.
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.