Wonder how many millions this will cost us the American taxpayer? Castro hates America has been denouncing this country since he took over Cuba. What a joke president Obama is. Opening up relations with this extreme brutal murdering dictator Castro. There is no shame with Obama. Just sickening. Obama is all about firsts trying to make “history,” because all he cares about is his legacy.

USA Today:

President Obama on Tuesday nominated the first U.S. ambassador to Cuba in more than 55 years, setting up a battle with Republicans in Congress who oppose renewed relations with the communist island.

Obama picked Jeffrey DeLaurentis, who already is the chief diplomat in Havana, a job he’s held since 2014. But now that diplomatic relations have been re-established, DeLaurentis can be promoted to full ambassador. The new post requires confirmation by the Republican-controlled Senate, which could produce a partisan fight.

Cuban-American Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas, both Republicans, tried to limit funding for the U.S. Embassy in Havana and said they would oppose any ambassador named by Obama. More