*The Cuba issue will soon dominate the headlines, especially because there seems to be no strict party line division. Sen. Menedez says he was not told about the Cuba negotiations and eh’ll be skeptical when it comes to Senate hearings and a vote for an ambassador. VL
Sen. Robert Menendez has been one of the leading Democratic critics against the president’s change in Cuba policy and says it will be difficult to confirm an ambassador to the communist country.
The Cuban-American congressman, who’s the soon-to-be ex-chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that Congress can do little to prevent the Obama administration from shifting the existing interests section in Cuba into an embassy.
But what Congress can so is refuse to confirm an ambassador. He said it’s difficult to see a nominee winning Senate approval.
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