Marco Rubio: Feds Need to Keep Focus on Puerto Rico's Recovery from Hurricane Maria
With last week marking the one year anniversary of Hurricane Maria slamming Puerto Rico, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., focused on recovery efforts last week.
Rubio wrote President Donald Trump, who defeated the Florida Republican in the 2016 presidential primaries, on the matter. In the letter sent out on Thursday, Rubio made it clear he disagreed with Trump’s contention that the number of reported death was inflated.
“3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000,” Trump posted on Twitter earlier in the month. “This was done by the Democrats in order to make me look as bad as possible when I was successfully raising Billions of Dollars to help rebuild Puerto Rico. If a person died for any reason, like old age, just add them onto the list. Bad politics. I love Puerto Rico!”
“Today marks one year since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, before ravaging the island and contributing