There’s been no greater critic of the Trump administration’s ongoing failure to deal with Hurricane Maria’s devastation than San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz. So it is sensible that Cruz could be invited to Washington DC to talk to a Home committee on the problem.
A minimum of, that was the plan.
As a substitute, shortly after arriving in Washington, her listening to was apparently canceled was canceled by Home Republicans with none proposed alternative occasions. In a video posted early Tuesday morning, Cruz mentioned this was as a result of Republicans had been “afraid” of what she may say.
“We’re gonna use the time to go to folks on Capitol Hill,” she mentioned. “Those who aren’t petrified of the reality. These that may deal with the reality. So they’ll assist us make issues higher in Puerto Rico. We’re gonna sustain the battle.”
On Twitter, the Homeland Democrats account run by Congressman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) confirmed Cruz’s allegations.
Home Republicans have to this point supplied no clarification for the final minute cancelation of Mayor Cruz’s testimony.
In early October, FEMA director Brock Lengthy dismissed Cruz’s pointed criticism of the Trump administration’s hurricane response, telling ABC Information’ This Week, “We filtered out the mayor a very long time in the past. We don’t have time for the political noise.”
As Mayor Cruz filmed her response to the last-minute cancellation, just 33% of Puerto Ricans had access to electricity, with almost 20% nonetheless with out clear consuming water.