NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who is never shy to pull a shameless publicity student to get attention for herself, will bring Carmen Yulin Cruz, the anti-Trump mayor of San Juan to President Trump’s State of the Union address tonight.
Cruz famously wore a T-shirt with the word “nasty” on it during television interviews where she blamed President Trump for her own logistical failures and supply chain issues in helping her people with hurricane relief.
As reported by WashingtonExaminer
Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is bringing the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, to President Trump’s first State of the Union address.
Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz feuded with Trump in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria after she said the Trump administration hadn’t done enough to help the hurricane-ravaged U.S. territory.
Gillibrand says she hopes Cruz’s presence at the address reminds Trump and Congress that Puerto Rico is still struggling to recover from the natural disaster that has left many without power for months.
“Throughout the crisis in Puerto Rico, Mayor Cruz has shown extraordinary leadership and fearless advocacy for her city,” Gillibrand tweeted Monday. “I hope Mayor Cruz’s presence at #SOTU will remind the president and my colleagues in Congress of our urgent responsibility to help Puerto Rico fully recover and rebuild. Our fellow citizens must not be forgotten of left behind.”