Sanders supports Puerto Rican protesters

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) tweeted his support Thursday for thousands of Puerto Ricans who took to the streets calling for the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló.

“I stand with the people of Puerto Rico taking to the streets to demand accountability for the governor and an end to corruption,” Sanders tweeted.


“After dealing with hurricanes and a decade of austerity, Puerto Ricans have a right to democracy and full federal support to get out of this crisis,” he added.

Police fired on crowds demonstrating in San Juan Wednesday, the fifth straight day of such protests.

Demonstrations erupted after several Puerto Rican officials were arrested on corruption allegations and the leak of misogynistic, homophobic messages sent among Rosselló’s inner circle, but the protests have been described as a reaction to decades of government corruption and budget cutbacks.

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On his presidential campaign account, Sanders also blasted tweets by President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE attacking San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, calling her a “despicable and incompetent person.”

“@CarmenYulinCruz has fought tirelessly for Puerto Ricans; Trump has abandoned and denigrated them,” Sanders tweeted. “I stand with all Puerto Ricans to demand an end to corruption and the full support of the federal government.”



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