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Washington, D.C. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee’s Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Transnational Crime, Civilian Security, Democracy, Human Rights, and Global Women’s Issues, issued the following statement regarding reports that the Obama Administration doesn’t plan to invite Cuban dissidents to Secretary of State John Kerry’s flag-raising at the U.S. Embassy in Havana on Friday:‎
 
“This is a new low for President Obama and a slap in the face by this administration to Cuba’s courageous democracy activists. Cuban dissidents are the legitimate representatives of the Cuban people and it is they who deserve America's red carpet treatment,‎ not Castro regime officials. What a pathetic policy President Obama has embarked on that shuns Cuban dissidents like this, yet has welcomed Castro regime officials to the White House.”