Bush Unsure About Closing US Embassy In Havana

Aug 26, 2015

Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush says he doesn’t know if he would close the recently opened US embassy in Cuba if he were elected. The former two-term governor of Florida gave an exclusive interview Wednesday with WFSU News reporter Jim Ash.

The U.S. embassy in Havana opened in July. Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush slammed President Barack Obama for reaching out to Cuba, but doesn't know if he would close the embassy if elected.

Earlier this year, Bush was quick to condemn President Barack Obama’s  controversial executive order establishing diplomatic relations with Cuba. But Bush hesitated when asked whether he would close the embassy which opened in late July.

“I believe we need to be clear about how a better relationship with Cuba comes about and it’s by allowing, by requiring, for a change in our relationship, requiring Cuba’s dictatorship to change.”

Bush says he would quote, “be on the side of the dissidents.”