Congressmen are outraged that the singer and her husband, rapper visited Cuba, and require the couple to apply tough sanctions
Republican congressmen urged Washington to apply tougher sanctions against pop singer Beyonce and her husband rapper Jay-Z, calling them the number one threat to U.S. national security. Politicians are outraged that the couple visited Cuba.
"We have to give Beyonce and Jay-Z a clear signal that the U.S. government is not going to tolerate this kind of provocation," - said the Republican senator from Florida Mario Diaz-Balart.
He accused U.S. President Barack Obama that it was "his softness against Beyonce led to such serious consequences." "While the president allowed himself completely distracted by the North Korean problem, in our hemisphere and our eyes Beyonce and Jay-Z made actions that pose a direct threat to U.S. national security," - said the congressman.
Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen supported the colleague, calling on the authorities to the application in respect of the four "most stringent sanctions designed to eliminate the threat hanging over the United States."
Recall, Beyonce and Jay-Z visited Cuba on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of their wedding. According to U.S. media reports, the trip was coordinated with the U.S. authorities and had a cultural and tourist character. The pair visited the Higher Institute of Arts, Children's Theatre La Colmenita, walked around Havana and dined at one of the best restaurants in the capital of Cuba. The locals welcomed them warmly and almost did not give passage. Artists did not refuse to be photographed with everyone.
In the United States still have the force of economic sanctions against Cuba, the phased introduction of which began in 1960. In particular, the provision of sanctions involves the introduction of a ban on the visit to Cuba by U.S. citizens without special permission from the authorities SShA.Turisticheskie travel to Cuba for U.S. citizens can be carried out only within the framework of cultural, religious or scientific exchange.
Beyonce and Jay-Z has repeatedly come out in support of Barack Obama participated in the financing of his election campaign last year. At the meeting in January 2013 inauguration of President Beyonce sang the national anthem of the United States.