Congressman Sires, the state’s lone Hispanic House member, blasted President Trump for his tweet on the Mayor Yulin Cruz of San Juan.
“The Island of Puerto Rico and its residents have been faced with an unprecedented disaster with Hurricane Maria. The President’s latest comments regarding the Mayor of San Juan is uncalled for. This is a humanitarian crisis and the people of Puerto Rico deserve every resource available by this Administration,” said Sires.
From his Bedminster golf course, Trump tweeted that “The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump….Such poor leadership ability by the Mayor of San Juan, and others in Puerto Rico, who are not able to get their workers to help…want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort. 10,000 Federal workers now on Island doing a fantastic job.”
Sires said, “Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz and all the residents of Puerto Rico are struggling tirelessly to cope with this disaster and they deserve our praise not criticism. I will continue to fight for the residents of Puerto Rico along with my colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives to make certain that they receive the needed resources during this difficult time.”