Scott and Rubio Fight to Keep Cuba on State Sponsor of Terrorism list

Scott and Rubio Fight to Keep Cuba on State Sponsor of Terrorism list

Jim McCool
Jim McCool
March 12, 2021

Yesterday, Florida Senators Rick Scott (R) and Marco Rubio (R), joined by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), introduced the FORCE Act on the Senate floor.

The FORCE Act, also known as the “Fighting Oppression until the Reign of Castro Ends Act” aims to prevent President Joe Biden (D) or his administration at large from taking Cuba off the U.S. Department of State’s sponsor of Terrorism list.

This bill if passed would require such actions to be followed through until the statutes of the LIBERTAD Act are completed.

Senator Scott then issued a statement, characterizing Cuba as, “the root of instability we see in Latin America.”

The solid GOP Senator then placed the blame on, “Obama-Biden” appeasement policies that made Cuba what it is today claiming that, “The Biden Administration cannot back down in the fight against rogue nations or take any action that will help strengthen the Castro regime.”

Senator Ted Cruz, who happens to have Cuban roots claims that his sponsorship of the proposal comes from, “firsthand” experience.

“My family knows firsthand the brutality of totalitarian Cuban regimes, and Cuba’s abused have not ceased”, said Cruz.

Cruz claims that with the new administration he is, “deeply concerned”, about President Biden’s, “plans to follow in the ill-advised steps of the Obama Administration, which would recklessly and needlessly endanger American national security.”

The push against Cuba has also caught the eyes of lawmakers in the House as Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R-FL) thanked the Senators for authoring the FORCE Act.

Salazar claims in her endorsement that we, “must hold them [Cuba] accountable for their participation in international terrorism.”

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Jim McCool

Jim McCool

Jim is an 18-year-old Pre-law student and has lived in Florida for 15 years. He is a member of the Benjamin Franklin Society of Scholars, received the 'Spirit of the American Legion' award, and was the President and founder of his high school's debate and moot court teams. On the side, he enjoys football, academics, politics and is a self-proclaimed patriot.