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Senator Marco Rubio Demands The Obama Administration Explain Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s Cuba Trip


Marco Rubio, a Republican and noted Tupac stan, is still mad that Beyoncé & Jay-Z’s got to travel to Cuba. Although the couple’s trip was approved by the Treasury Department, the Florida Senator is calling for the Obama administration to explain why they were allowed to travel to the island nation. 

Yesterday, Rubio released a press statement that asserts that the Obama Administration is not “properly enforcing” the regulations the U.S. has regarding travel to Cuba. Regulations that were eased by Obama to allow travel for educational and cultural purposes.

“U.S. law clearly bans tourism to Cuba by American citizens because it provides money to a cruel, repressive and murderous regime,” said Rubio via press release. “Since their inception, the Obama Administration’s ‘people to people’ cultural exchange programs have been abused by tourists who have no interest in the Cuban people’s freedom and either don’t realize or don’t care that they’re essentially funding the regime’s systematic trampling of people’s human rights.”

Rubio continues, “According to recent news reports, Jay-Z and Beyonce’s Cuba trip, which the regime seized on for propaganda purposes, was fully licensed by the Treasury Department. If true, the Obama Administration should explain exactly how trips like these comply with U.S. law and regulations governing travel to Cuba and it should disclose how many more of these trips they have licensed.”

Hey Rubio, if you want to go to Cuba, just ask. Also, we’re sure Florida has more pressing issues he could be dealing with.

Let us know what you think in the comments.

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Comment Comments: 11 Tags Tags: jay-z, beyoncé, cuba, obama administration, anniversary

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  • Rashida

    If it was approved I don’t see the harm in going.

    • pat

      Its against the law

  • MrTown33

    I could care less about what some racist cubans have to say.

  • DarlingNicky Clyde

    Where was all this outrage when Dennis Rodman visited North Korea and broke bread with the dictator?? Senator…please have a seat…several of them.

  • Dee

    Good luck with getting an explanation about a Cuba trip. Hell …. the Administration won’t even tell Congress why Homeland Security purchased 1.6 Billion bullets. Not the military… Homeland Security. Who and What are those bullets for? and why won’t they tell CONGRESS.

  • Robin

    The Obamas and the Carters are too close for comfort. It does not look good on the part of the President.

  • ItMustBeJelly

    This is stupid. All the politicians who are upset about this should not be re-elected. They’re only attacking them because they are richer than they are, they’re black, and friends of the president. Get over it haters and do your job for once -yeah you republicans! Who are the idiots electing these do nothing, whiny republicans? We should ship them to Cuba!

  • IJS

    I agree with Robin…..I would not risk my reputation for that couple!

  • pat

    They can break the law their Obama’s supporters.. put them in jail

    • Well let’s start w/all of the bush supporters that SHOULD be in jail. Especially that “meat-head turdblossom” (rove) & the list is long!

  • Let rubio go to cuba & stay-& don’t forget to take your bottle of water w/you! All he ever does is “grandstand”-he is-like the rest of them-a lousy politcian!