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Quote of the Day: Senator jokes about torturing Castros with Spring Break

“In fact I've often felt that if we want a real get-tough policy with the Castro brothers, we should force them to deal with Spring Break once or twice.” 

-- Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake joking during the confirmation hearing for Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) to become Secretary of State.

Flake is an advocate of lifting the Cuba travel embargo.

His comment offended acting committee Chairman New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez (D), who is Cuban and very much against lifting the embargo. "To suggest that Spring Break is a form of torture to the Castro regime. Unfortunately, they are experts in torture," Menendez said.

Video edited by NBC's Domenico Montanaro.