Three Republicans in the Florida Congressional Delegation – United States Representatives Mario Diaz-Balart, Carlos Gimenez and Maria Elvira Salazar– issued the following statement on Wednesday regarding the plans announced by the US Agency for Global Media (USAGM) and the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to further reduce funding for the Cuba Broadcasting Bureau.
“We are scandalized that the Biden administration is working to impose further cuts to the Cuba Broadcasting Office at a time when the Cuban people are fighting for freedom and political prisoners languish in jail. In fact, as the Biden administration and the Democratic majority continue to push for unprecedented and irresponsible increases in government spending almost everywhere, they are also recommending drastic layoffs and cuts for an already diminished broadcast agency that supports the people. Cuban in its right to independent and external information.
“These clearly misplaced priorities are appalling. The Biden administration and the Democratic majority should find more ways and more resources to support the Cuban people in their democratic aspirations, rather than looking for ways to crush an effective, pro-freedom agency tasked with providing reliable information to the government. Cuban people. The Biden administration and the Democratic majority are so blinded by their progressive far-left ideology that they cannot bring themselves to support the basic rights of the Cuban people. Instead, they repeatedly choose to align themselves with the Communist oppressors of the Cuban people.