Now Playing at Rep. Jeff Flake on the U.S.'s Failed Cuba Policy


No member of Congress is a stronger critic of the failed U.S. policy toward Cuba than Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.). In the wake of Fidel Castro's resignation as president for life, Flake quickly and unequivocally called for the U.S. to lift its bans on travel to and trade with Cuba. Nearly 50 years of embargo, argues Flake, has produced nothing other than continued misery for the Cuban people and unnecessary restrictions on the freedom of Americans.

On Wednesday, March 12, Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) stopped by the Reason DC HQ to talk with about Cuba, freedom-and Flake's own failure to live by his self-imposed term limit pledge.

Click below to see a three-minute interview with Flake.

Click below to see Flake's comments to a live audience at Reason. Moderated by's Nick Gillespie (approximately 15 minutes).