Senator Elizabeth Warren called for the total debt relief of Puerto Rico on social media Friday; saying she’s been fighting for the island “long before the hurricanes.”
“I’ve been fighting for Puerto Rico since long before the hurricanes. I got involved in the issue of debt and how Wall Street was treating Puerto Rico like a cash cow. They traded in vulture funds and then went to the island and squeezed more and more and more money out of Puerto Rico,” said Warren.
Puerto Rico needs debt relief—and they need it now. I have been in this fight since before I ran for president, and I will fight for Puerto Rico as president of the United States. pic.twitter.com/DMEse7soWG
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) February 21, 2020
“If Puerto Rico were a city, Puerto Rico could declare bankruptcy, deal with this debt, and be done,” she added.
Watch Warren’s comments above.