Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York plans to carry San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, a big critic of President Trump’s reaction to the storm ultimate yr that slammed Puerto Rico, to the State of the Union address this week in Washington.
Mrs. Gillibrand is one of the imaginable 2020 contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination who're inviting visitors to the State of the Union to ship a message to Mr. Trump and the birthday party’s liberal base.
Sen. Kamala Harris, as an example, is bringing Deana Joseph, a tender unlawful immigrant, additionally referred to as a DREAMER, who benefited from the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
“I'm hoping Mayor Cruz’s presence at #SOTU will remind the president and my colleagues in Congress of our pressing duty to lend a hand Puerto Rico absolutely get better and rebuild,” Mrs. Gillibrand stated on Twitter. “Our fellow citizens must not be forgotten or left behind.”
Ms. Cruz has many times ripped the Trump management’s reaction to Hurricane Maria and accused the president of insulting the folk of Puerto Rico.