Today, State Senator Victor Torres released the following statement on Donald Trump’s tweets about the death toll from Hurricane Maria:
“Donald Trump today desecrated the thousands of Puerto Ricans who died in Hurricane Maria. His tweets are painful and horrifying and completely unfounded. We should be honoring the dead and their families — not attacking them.
“For too long, Donald Trump has insulted our community while his administration has caused unimaginable suffering on the island. Dime con quién andas, y te diré quién eres. Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis are Donald Trump’s closest allies in Florida and have consistently carried water for his Administration’s misdeeds and negligence. Scott and DeSantis have made clear who they stand with: Donald Trump, not the people of Puerto Rico and Florida — and no election year stunt can erase that fact.”