Kirsten Gillibrand — the junior United States Senator from New York since 2009 — has invited Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of San Juan as her guest at tonight’s State of the Union address. Gillibrand says we need “to continue raising our voices for relief and remind President Trump and my colleagues in Congress of our urgent responsibility to help Puerto Rico. (There are more than one million Puerto Rican-Americans living in the state of New York; about 5.5 percent of the state’s total population.)
Gillibrand wrote on Facebook just hours before the televised State of the Union address, “Without access to essential health care. And with Puerto Ricans still suffering, the Trump administration just announced it is ending its humanitarian aid.” Gillibrand believes “We need a new Marshall Plan to help them.”
Interesting FEMA says the PR Gov has a $1.2 million reimbursement for San Juan and PR’s OMB says hey have nothing. “Mission accomplished”?
— Carmen Yulín Cruz (@CarmenYulinCruz) January 30, 2018