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NCLR Official With Ties To Spy Confirmed As U.S. Ambassador (former La Raza board member)
Judicial Watch ^ | June 19, 2012

Posted on 06/19/2012 3:08:37 PM PDT by jazusamo

After years of bulldozing, President Obama finally got Senate confirmation for a scandal-plagued diplomat forced out of a U.S. ambassadorship for her close ties to a terrorist-sponsoring foreign government.

That means a leftist open borders activist (Mari Carmen Aponte) with a controversial past officially represents the administration abroad. In a 62-37 vote last week, the U.S. Senate approved the confirmation of Aponte, a former board member of the National Council of la Raza (NCLR) and Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF), as the U.S. ambassador to El Salvador.

Obama originally nominated Aponte in December 2009 and made her a recess appointee about a year later in order to bypass Republican opposition. As her temporary, one-year tenure expired, Aponte’s confirmation hearing inevitably came up before the Senate. Incredibly, the attorney and independent consultant, was approved to represent the State Department in the civil war-ravaged Central American country.

The highlight of Aponte’s career dates back to the late 1990s when Bill Clinton nominated the Puerto Rican activist as ambassador to the Dominican Republic. Aponte had worked as a volunteer in the White House personnel office and helped raise campaign money for Clinton. But she had a rather large skeleton in her closet, a decade-long romantic relationship with a reported Cuban intelligence spy named Roberto Tamayo. Aponte and Tamayo lived together and the couple met frequently with Cuban intelligence agents, according to various news reports.

Since 1982 Cuba has appeared on the State Department’s list of countries that have repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism. That means restrictions on U.S. foreign assistance, a ban on defense exports and sales and other financial restrictions. Iran, Sudan and Syria also appear on the list alongside the communist island.

Aponte’s relationship with the Cuban spy came out when the FBI vetted her for the Dominican ambassadorship years ago and inevitably resurfaced when Obama first nominated her to serve in El Salvador. To avoid discussing her relationship with Tamayo at Senate confirmation hearings, Aponte withdrew Clinton’s nomination to be ambassador to the Dominican Republic.

Years later, the nation’s commander-in-chief acts as if none of it ever happened. In a statement celebrating the value of his “perseverance,” Obama praises Aponte as an “honest broker” who has helped advance programs and policies to enhance citizen security in El Salvador while weakening transnational crime that affects our own national security. The president goes on to call Aponte a “highly effective advocate for the United States in El Salvador” who has earned “respect from across the political spectrum.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; aponte; cuba; elsalvador; laraza; obama; rino; usambassador
June 14 cloture vote. RINO Sens voting Yea:

Ayotte (NH), Brown (MA), Collins (ME), Graham (SC), Lugar (IN), McCain (AZ), Murkowski (AK), Rubio (FL), Snowe (ME)

1 posted on 06/19/2012 3:08:47 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

RINO is too mild of a descriptor for that bunch. Confirming someone involved with La Racista approaches Article 3 Section 3 . . .


2 posted on 06/19/2012 3:13:20 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Amen to that!


3 posted on 06/19/2012 3:16:07 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Anyone who still thinks Rubio is a conservative needs to get his head examined.


4 posted on 06/19/2012 3:26:10 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Cicero

Bump!


5 posted on 06/19/2012 3:30:22 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
June 14 cloture vote. RINO Sens voting Yea:

Ayotte (NH), Brown (MA), Collins (ME), Graham (SC), Lugar (IN), McCain (AZ), Murkowski (AK), Rubio (FL), Snowe (ME)

Yep! Nodoubtaboutit, if you listen to the HATE-ROMNEY-MORMONS, freeps, we gots' nuttin' to worry about if we stay home and allow Dear Leader to get reelected, cuz...wait for it...the Pubes in Congress will...wait again...."KEEP OBUMMER IN CHECK!"

Ah, do the delusional ones--who shall remain namelelss to protect the guilty--DARE show their faces and TRY and defend their indefensible bovine excrement narative as evidence time and again such as their shamless caving in this matter??

Yeah, thought so....cue the sound track of crickets chirping.

6 posted on 06/19/2012 3:33:56 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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To: jazusamo

bump rinos


7 posted on 06/19/2012 3:37:39 PM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: Cicero

Right, the list in #1 is Rubio plus the usual RINO’s (except Linda Grahamnesty - who may be prepping for re-election in red state SC). Rubio’s announced defection busted the dam and brought the vote to the floor.


8 posted on 06/19/2012 3:52:39 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: shalom aleichem

Hmmm, Obama grants amnesty to nearly one million illegal Latinos, now Rubio votes to confirm Obama’s choice of a anti white, anti American ambassador. There’s nothing to see here folks. Move along, move along, move along......


9 posted on 06/19/2012 4:32:29 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: jazusamo

Figures Hispano-Racist Rubio voting for a LA RAZA-Hispanic KKK liberal

Who in the world claimed Rubio was “conservative”? He is Mel Martinez on steroids


10 posted on 06/19/2012 4:40:24 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Obama really was not born in Kenya...he was born in Greece. Look at the economy)
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To: StormEye

I guess the clash of civilizations will be La Raza in the one corner and the ROP in the other. Los Zetas v Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbelloah. Can’t wait. Whites will be the minority victim class by then.


11 posted on 06/19/2012 4:49:52 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: shalom aleichem
I guess the clash of civilizations will be La Raza in the one corner and the ROP in the other. Los Zetas v Al Qaeda, Hamas, Hezbelloah. Can’t wait. Whites will be the minority victim class by then.

Yeah, well I wish they would make their move sooner, rather than later, while us Seasoned Citizen Nam Vets still have a somewhat steady hand and fairly good eyesight. Would hate to miss that little "party."

Speaking of getting old, I (as most people my age) used to bemoan the fact that we wished we were younger again. No more, I would hate to be alive in 40 years or so and witness the demise of our (once) Great Republic that I and so many other millions fought for and sacrificed so much to defend and protect it only to see it become nothing but another 3rd world crap hole, no doubt, governed by the UN.

12 posted on 06/19/2012 5:05:02 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet
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