Carmen Yulín Cruz Quotes

People are dying in this country. I am begging, begging anyone that can hear us, to save us from dying. If anybody out there is listening to us, we are dying and you are killing us with the inefficiency and the bureaucracy... This is what we got last night: four pallets of water, three pallets of meals, and 12 pallets of infant food — which, I gave them to the people of Comerio, where people are drinking off a creek. So I am done being polite. I am done being politically correct. I am mad as hell. We are dying here. And I cannot fathom the thought that the greatest nation in the world cannot figure out the logistics for a small island of 100 miles by 35 miles. So, mayday, we are in trouble.

 
Context
Puerto Rico was hit by a hurricane which had a devastating effect on the infrastructure of the island. Cruz, Mayor of San Juan, was frustrated when the Federal response from FEMA and the military was very slow to materialize.
Citations

Carmen Yulín Cruz, Press Conference, September 28, 2017

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Carmen Yulín Cruz
Carmen Yulín Cruz
  • Born: February 25, 1963
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Politician

Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto is a Puerto Rican politician who is the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Cruz is affiliated with the Popular Democratic Party.

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