Capitol Hill Cubans has the visuals on Obama’s Cuba Policy: Celebrity Distractions, Security Detraction
In case you haven’t been paying attention over the last few months (or been successfully distracted by Obama’s celebrity circus), here’s a timeline of events:
— Amid Obama’s political expansion of direct commercial flights to and from Cuba, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials privately express concerns to House Homeland Security lawmakers regarding the security and infrastructure of Cuba’s airports.
— The House Homeland Security Committee schedules a hearing to analyze these concerns, but is stonewalled by The White House. (See here for more.)
— Under threat of subpoena, one relevant TSA official publicly testifies to the House Homeland Committee, but won’t discuss specifics.
— The Associated Press travels to Cuba’s airports with U.S. airline officials and highlights various security and infrastructure concerns. (See here for more.)
— A bipartisan delegation of House Homeland Security lawmakers are denied visas to Cuba to independently investigate these concerns.
— The State Department sends Shaq to distract.
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