U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, commented today on reports that the Cuban regime has scheduled March 4th as the start date for the sham trial of U.S. contractor Alan Gross. Statement by Ros-Lehtinen:
"Next week, the Cuban regime will unleash its next assault against Alan Gross, a U.S. citizen wrongly imprisoned by the Havana tyranny since 2009.
"We all know that Havana's judicial system is nothing more than a sham. This circus of a trial will be just another stage from which the dictatorship can spew its anti-American propaganda, malign Mr. Gross, and vilify the democratic aspirations of the people of Cuba.
"It is inexcusable that the Cuban regime is exploiting an American citizen to advance its destructive agenda."