House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy huddled with members of the House GOP’s 16-member Cuba advisory group Wednesday to discuss policy options to aid Cuban protesters pushing back against the Communist regime to hold it accountable.
The group is weighing its legislative options, with members asserting they are looking to work across the aisle and with the Biden administration to ramp up pressure on Cuba to allow for peaceful protesting in the face of violence and repression from Cuban officials. Following the advisory group’s first meeting, McCarthy (R-Calif.) said he plans to hold meetings in Miami, where members can hear from experts and people impacted by the human rights abuses.
“We’ve got a lot of different ones that we were going to move forward on. First thing we’re going to do, too, is, you know, we sent a letter to all the ambassadors, we’ve got a letter to the president, [on] actions that we think need to take place,” McCarthy