Crist campaign reverses position on Cuban fact-finding trip

Charlie Crist
Posted at 10:41 PM, Jun 23, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-23 22:41:00-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) Democratic gubernatorial candidate Charlie Crist is postponing a controversial trip to Cuba.

Crist spoke out earlier this year, saying the US should scrap its embargo against Cuba.  He also announced his plans to go on a fact-finding trip to the island.

But in a reversal on Monday, the Crist campaign said Crist will visit Cuba "at some point" after the election. 

As a Republican, Crist supported the embargo against Cuba.  But as a Democrat, Crist says he feels the embargo is counterproductive, and even helpful to Cuban dictator Raul Castro.