(English) Rep. Carlos Gimenez Announces Guest to the State of the Union

(English) Rep. Carlos Gimenez Announces Guest to the State of the Union

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Carlos A. Gimenez (FL-28) announced Cuban opposition leader and Human Rights Champion Rosa María Payá as his guest for the State of the Union. Rosa María is a tireless fighter for Cuba’s liberation from Communism and is the daughter of renowned activist Oswaldo Payá, who was murdered by the criminal Castro regime.

Former U.S. Ambassador Manuel Rocha admitted to acting as a spy on behalf of the tyranny in Havana. The Payá family is courageously suing him in court for wrongful death for conspiring with the regime in Cuba in Oswaldo Payá’s murder.

Recently, Members of the Far-Left Fringe secretly traveled to Havana to meet with officials from the criminal Cuban regime. Now, they are serving as apologists and lobbying on behalf of Communist Cuba’s interests. Rep. Gimenez is proud to stand with Rosa María to continue loudly denouncing the regime.

“Proud to announce Cuban opposition leader Rosa María Payá will be my guest at the State of the Union,” said Rep. Gimenez. “She is joining me to denounce the ongoing brutality of Cuba, demand freedom for all political prisoners, and hold the regime accountable for its crimes against humanity. Recently, colleagues of mine on the fringe traveled to Havana to meet with officials of the Castro regime to serve as apologists and lobby on their behalf. I am proud to stand with Rosa María to continue to loudly denounce the evils of the Cuban regime. It is my honor to represent our community and fight for the freedoms we cherish.”

“I will be present at the State of the Union Address thanks to an invitation by Congressman Carlos Gimenez,” said Rosa María Payá. “This comes a week after my family filed a lawsuit against Victor Manuel Rocha, the former U.S. Diplomat that served as a spy for the Cuban regime for decades. My family is fighting for the truth, for justice, and to end the impunity of the Cuban regime and its accomplices, just as we have been doing since my father’s assassination in 2012.”

Congressman Carlos Giménez represents Miami-Dade County and the beautiful Florida Keys. He is the only Cuban-born Member of the 118th Congress, having fled his homeland shortly after the Communist takeover of the island. He is the first career firefighter paramedic elected to the House of Representatives and served as the former Fire Chief of the City of Miami and Mayor of Miami-Dade County. He serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the Homeland Security Committee, and the Select Committee on China. 

Originally published at https://gimenez.house.gov/2024/3/english

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