White House on Cuba: Ambassador? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Ambassador

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's statement on Fox News Sunday that it's unlikely the Senate will confirm any nominee as ambassador to Cuba doesn't sit well at the White House. "I think that that's the kind of reflexive opposition to you know, anything that the president proposes, that is a hallmark — has been a hallmark of at least this Republican Congress," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday about the Kentucky Republican's remark. "The irony here is there actually is some bipartisan support for the Cuba policy that the president announced at the end of last year."  

Earnest said the administration would press ahead anyway.

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