Puerto Rico's governor: Romney 'looked me in the eye,' promised statehood
TheDC asked Fortuño if he thought Romney or President Barack Obama would be more helpful to the cause of Puerto Rican statehood.
“I prefer Mitt Romney for many reasons, not just because of status,” he said before addressing an event sponsored by the Hispanic Leadership Network held during the Republican National Convention.
“However, I must tell you something: He [Romney] looked me straight in the eye and he told me that he was convinced that Puerto Ricans had contributed to the nation for so long, yet we were not partaking fully in the responsibilities and benefits of our citizenship, and that it was about time that we decide what we want to do, and should that be statehood that he would provide the leadership necessary to move that forward.”
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