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Congressman Tom MacArthur

Representing the 3rd District of New Jersey

MacArthur: "Cuba Still Harbors Terrorists"

April 15, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Tom MacArthur responded to the White House's announcement that the United States would be removing Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism:

"President Obama just doesn't seem to get it – Cuba still harbors terrorists like cop-killer Joanne Chesimard, Cuba still oppresses the rights and freedoms of its own people, and Cuba still actively works against our interests," MacArthur said. "By refusing to return Chesimard to the United States to serve out her full sentence, it is clear that Cuba will be an unwilling partner if we continue attempts to "normalize" relations."

"It's outrageous to me that President Obama thinks Cuba is not a state sponsor of terrorism. We must approach our relationship with this country very carefully instead of giving in to all their demands without anything in return."