Sen. Marco Rubio last night released a statement criticizing the Obama administration for reportedly licensing a trip for the president’s superstar campaign supporters Jay-Z and Beyonce.
Reuters reported yesterday that the pair’s vacation was a “cultural trip” that was fully licensed by the U.S. Treasury Department.
“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,” Rubio said in a statement. “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.”
Rubio explained that the Obama’s administrations “cultural exchange programs” were abused by American tourists who were rarely interested in anything but vacations.
“U.S. law clearly bans tourism to Cuba by American citizens because it provides money to a cruel, repressive and murderous regime,” Rubio stated.