Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy Discusses Cuba and His Role In Negotiations
Among the officials attending the flag raising and official opening of the U.S. embassy in Cuba on Friday was Vermont senior U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy. The Democrat played a critical role over the past few years in negotiations to normalize relations after a half-century of rancor. He tells WAMC’s North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley it was an emotional moment watching the flag rise again in Havana.
Senator Leahy, a Democrat, is a co-sponsor of a bill that would eliminate the Cuba trade embargo. He has represented Vermont in the Senate since 1975.