NEWS: Murphy Condemns President Trump’s ‘Ignorant & Disrespectful’ Comments Towards Puerto Ricans

Trump Called Puerto Rico “Dirty” and Proposed to Swap it for Greenland(

Traducción del comunicado en español se encuentra abajo)

WINTER PARK, FLA. – U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy released the following statement after a former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official said Wednesday President Trump called Puerto Rico “dirty” and proposed to swap it for Greenland. Murphy has been an early and strong supporter of equality for Puerto Rico through statehood. Murphy, alongside U.S. Rep. Jenniffer González-Colón, Puerto Rico’s Republican representative in Congress, introduced bipartisan legislation to begin the process of admitting Puerto Rico as our nation’s 51st state. Murphy also worked with González-Colón to help Puerto Rico get the help it needed in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria and to reduce drug-related violence on the island. Finally, after thousands of families from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands moved to Florida after Hurricane Maria, Murphy secured over $100 million to help K-12 schools and colleges in the state afford the costs of educating these new students.

Statement from U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy: 

“Our fellow American citizens in Puerto Rico deserve true equality.  That’s why I support statehood, which would give the Puerto Rican people voting rights, guarantee their equal treatment under all federal laws, and improve quality of life on the island. I condemn the President’s ignorant and disrespectful comments toward Puerto Ricans, who have made countless contributions to our country in times of war and peace. As long as I’m in Congress, I will continue to fight for fair and dignified treatment for the island.”

Murphy condena los comentarios “ignorantes e irrespetuosos” del presidente Trump hacia los puertorriqueños
Trump llamó a Puerto Rico “sucio” y propuso cambiar la isla por Groenlandia

WINTER PARK, FLA. – La congresista estadounidense Stephanie Murphy emitió el siguiente comunicado después de que un exfuncionario del Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) dijera el miércoles que el presidente Trump llamó a Puerto Rico “sucio” y propuso cambiarlo por Groenlandia.

Comunicado de la congresista Stephanie Murphy: “Nuestros conciudadanos americanos en Puerto Rico merecen verdadera igualdad. Por eso apoyo la estadidad, que le daría al pueblo puertorriqueño el derecho al voto, garantizaría su trato igualitario bajo todas las leyes federales y mejoraría la calidad de vida en la isla. Condeno los comentarios ignorantes e irrespetuosos del presidente hacia los puertorriqueños, quienes han hecho innumerables contribuciones a nuestra nación en tiempos de guerra y paz. Mientras yo esté en el Congreso, seguiré luchando por un trato justo y digno para la isla.”

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First elected in 2016, U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy represents Florida’s Seventh Congressional District, which includes portions of Orange County and all of Seminole County, in the U.S. House of Representatives. Previously, Stephanie was a businesswoman, college instructor, and national security specialist in the Office of the Secretary of Defense where she received numerous awards for her distinguished service, including the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service. She is the first Vietnamese-American woman ever elected to Congress and the first woman to represent this congressional district. She lives in Winter Park with her husband, Sean, and her two young children.

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