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Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Reaction to Trump Tweets on Puerto Rico

Sep 13, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) Chair Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s latest Tweets on Puerto Rico.

“Multiple independent investigations have all come to the same unfortunate conclusion: thousands of Americans lost their lives following the devastation wrought by hurricane Maria.  The President’s inability to acknowledge these facts and his continued attempts to distort reality erodes the public’s trust that the government will come to the aid of its citizens after a disaster. The people of the Carolinas and mid-Atlantic, the communities affected by wildfires in New Mexico and California, and the thousands who lost loved ones as a result of the Trump Administration’s poor disaster response and recovery deserve better than this. The only way to ensure that what happened in Puerto Rico does not happen again is to first acknowledge the mistakes and work to address them, but this President cannot even do that.”

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