All Headline News
December 11, 2006 2:01 p.m. EST
Matthew Borghese - All Headline News Staff Writer
Miami, FL (AHN) - Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) is at the center of a controversy after a documentary aired a segment where the anti-Castro Congresswoman said she "welcomed" the possibility of the Cuban leader being assassinated.
The movie, "638 Ways to Kill Castro" reportedly airs a 28-second clip of Ros-Lehtinen saying, "I welcome the opportunity of having anyone assassinate Fidel Castro and any leader who is oppressing the people."
However, the Congresswoman says the video is a misstatement, taken out of context, "It's twisted in a way that gives the viewer a totally wrong impression. I've said the community has moved on, that those strategies are not being used today, but apparently the filmmakers think we're still in a '60s mentality."
However, the film's director, Dolan Cannell, stood by the authenticity of the footage, telling the Associated Press, "I can assure you categorically and completely that there has been no distortion of what she said."
However, when asked by the Miami-Herald about Castro's death, Ros-Lehtinen admits, "If someone were to do it, I wouldn't be crying."