Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), who accompanied Alan Gross back to the United States following his release from a Cuban prison today, issued the following statement:
"This is a wonderful day for Alan Gross, for his wife Judy and their family. The manner in which they have endured this nightmare is worthy of praise and admiration. It was an honor to be with Alan as he touched down on U.S. soil after more than five years in a Cuban prison. When I visited Alan last month, he expressed the hope that his ordeal might somehow lead to positive changes between the United States and Cuba. With today's significant and far-reaching announcements, I think it already has."