Following President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart delivered separate Republican responses, in English and Spanish, respectively.
U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., still has concerns about the Obama administration normalizing diplomatic relations with Cuba, and wrote a letter to the U.S. State Department on prioritizing specific topics when having talks with the island.
President Barack Obama has written his support to remove Cuba from the State Sponsor of Terrorism list following the recommendation of the U.S. Department of State, but congressional lawmakers, particularly Latino legislators, have issued mixed responses to the decision.
U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Florida, has blamed the standstill with immigration reform on both major political parties and President Barack Obama. Diaz-Balart’s comments come ahead of Obama’s trip to Florida on Wednesday.