Rubio says administration lied about security on Cuba flights

Rubio says administration lied about security on Cuba flights

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Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is accusing the Obama administration of "lying" to Congress about the security on U.S.-Cuba commercial flights -- saying officials have failed to follow through on a commitment to place federal air marshals on board those routes. In a letter to President Obama on Monday, the Florida senator noted that at a House Homeland Security Committee hearing last week, Transportation Security Administration official Huban Gowadia confirmed there are no air marshals on board commercial flights to Cuba. Yet at a May 17 Homeland Security subcommittee hearing, Department of Homeland Security official Seth Stodder said an air marshal agreement was being negotiated and flights would not begin without one.“You and your administration’s lack of concern for the American people’s safety — as evidenced by allowing commercial, non-charter flights between the U.S. . .

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