Long gone are the days when a United States Senator could smoke a cigar in the Senate Office Building, or the President and Vice President in the White House. Throughout history some of the most accomplished leaders were known to smoke cigars. John F. Kennedy and his brothers Ted and Robert F. Kennedy proudly smoked cigars publicly. World leaders Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant, Bill Clinton and George Bush enjoyed cigars. It’s obvious that cigar smokers rule.
We were honored on Friday when United State Senator George LeMieux unexpectedly dropped by Cuban Crafters to smoke a Miami made cigar with us, and listen to the concerns of his constituents. Senator LeMieux is the U.S. Senator from Florida and currently serves on the Armed Services Committee, the Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee, the Special Committee on Aging and the China Commission appointed by Senate Minority Leader McConnell. While he enjoyed his Medina 1959 Miami Edition Torpedo, both Don Kiki and J.L. Salazar had an opportunity to speak with him about the importance of the cigar industry in South Florida. Miami is currently the cigar mecca of the United States and the Senator was very impressed with the quality of the cigars being made in Miami by Cuban Crafters. His knowledge of cigars and of Miami’s needs made all of us supporters. We thank the Senator for his visit.