Gloating is a base emotion but one entirely called for in this instance. They ignored us, our Cuban-American members of Congress. For decades, those of us in the Cuban community who traveled to Washington to try to get them to have a conscience, see reason, understand what they were doing to the Cuban people ran into a stone wall.
They humiliated us by sending the most junior staff to meet with us. They called press conferences to vilify us, to red-bait us. Back home they tried to intimidate us. They retaliated. Not openly but effectively. Some pressured our employers, made us lose jobs, careers. They were fanatical and ferocious.