U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee, made the following statement regarding former Florida Governor Charlie Crist's recent comments regarding the Cuban embargo:
"In another unsurprising example of his flip-flopping positions, Charlie has switched gears and now says he opposes the Cuban embargo. It's a shame that a former Governor of Florida, whose state is comprised of many freedom loving individuals, wishes to promote policies that only benefit the Castro tyranny and not the people of Cuba suffering under the dictatorship. I wouldn't be surprised if he likely bent to pressure from pro-engagement donors who want nothing more than to make a buck off the suffering Cuban people. In the passage of just a few months, Crist has been a Republican, Independent, and Democrat; too bad the only thing he has not been is honest with the Florida voters."