WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Carlos A. Giménez delivered the following statement expressing severe concerns over a Wall Street Journal report confirming that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and the criminal Castro regime agreed to establish training facilities in Cuba, raising the prospect of Chinese troops – just 90 miles away from American shores. This comes just a week after Congressman Carlos Giménez sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III and Secretary of State Antony Blinken over reports confirming that the CCP will host an espionage base in Cuba, just 90 miles away from American shores.
“I was born in Cuba and was forced to flee with my family shortly after the Communist takeover,” said Congressman Carlos Giménez. “Castro’s Cuba is a listed State Sponsor of Terrorism that actively undermines the United States and harbors our enemies. We learned of Communist China’s spy base in Cuba last week, and today, it was revealed the CCP is building training grounds in Cuba – posing a direct threat to our national security. The Biden Administration is asleep at the wheel while Communist China, Russia, and Iran continue to infiltrate our Hemisphere.”
This training facility is another in the long list of failures wrought by the weak leadership of the Biden Administration. Under his leadership, Communist China is operating with impunity in our hemisphere and actively undermining American interests. Congressman Giménez strongly urges the Biden Administration to apply the full weight of the United States to counter the CCP’s malign influence in our hemisphere.
Congressman Carlos Giménez (FL-28) represents the Southernmost district of the continental United States, including Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys. Rep. Giménez serves on the new Select Committee on China, Armed Services, and the Homeland Security Committee.