Marco Rubio: Jay-Z, Beyoncé "Tourists Who Have No Interest in Cuban People's Freedom"
He don't belong to your motherfuckin' "Clique."
Despite the fact that Marco Rubio's got the Kanye, Big Sean, and Jay-Z collabo track looping through his Spotify playlist (not to mention Tupac's "Changes," Flo Rida's "Good Feeling," and Pitbull's "Bon Bon"), it's not like the Florida junior senator's some sort of softie for hip-hop celebs.
The proof: He's playing political hardball with Mr. and Mrs. Shawn and Beyoncé Carter over their recent U.S. Treasury-approved vacay in Cuba, demanding that the "Obama administration explain."
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In response to Barack and team "not properly enforcing U.S. law banning American tourism to Cuba," Rubio lashed out (via rubio.senate.gov) at both the White House and the Roc House.
"U.S. law clearly bans tourism to Cuba by American citizens because it provides money to a cruel, repressive and murderous regime," Rubio writes.
"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.
"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."
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