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1 minute ago, Princess of Tap said:

This may look like chaos. But you got to give the Puerto Ricans credit.

They're getting rid of someone who has no respect for them and who is corrupt.

Puerto Ricans also deserve credit for electing corrupt officials, over-and-over again, for the last 50 years!

 

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29 minutes ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

Puerto Ricans also deserve credit for electing corrupt officials, over-and-over again, for the last 50 years!

 

I for one, deeply respect democracy and the election results of our intelligent voters in Puerto Rico. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: 

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/puerto-rico-supreme-court-to-decide-fate-of-new-governor/

Puerto Rico Supreme Court to decide fate of new governor

Attorneys submitted arguments by a Tuesday noon deadline in what many consider the biggest decision in the 119-year history of Puerto Rico's Supreme Court: Who will be the governor of the U.S. territory mired in political and economic turmoil. 


After a sustained protest movement led to the resignation of the previous governor, the island's 3.2 million people now await the final outcome of the constitutional deadlock pitting Puerto Rico's Senate against Pedro Pierluisi, who was sworn in as governor late Friday.

"We don't have any other choice except to wait," said Rita Miranda, a condominium administrator. "We're in a serious economic crisis, we're in a serious social crisis, and this is making it worse."

Puerto Rico's nine-member Supreme Court was in summer recess when it decided to take up the lawsuit filed late Sunday by senators seeking a preliminary injunction ordering Pierluisi to immediately cease functioning as governor.

If the Supreme Court finds in favor of the Senate, Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez would become governor, though she has said she doesn't want the job.

Pierluisi was named secretary of state while the legislature was out of session last week, and only the House approved his recess appointment. The lawsuit also asks the court to declare unconstitutional a 2005 law saying a secretary of state need not be approved by both the House and Senate if he or she has to step in as governor.

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Puerto Rico's Supreme Court ruled that the law Puerto Rico's governor, Pedro Pierluisi, relied on to become governor on Friday was unconstitutional.
 
As Secretary of State, he was never confirmed by the Puerto Rico Senate.
 
PR is about to have its third governor in six days.

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33 minutes ago, mr6666 said:
 
 
Puerto Rico's Supreme Court ruled that the law Puerto Rico's governor, Pedro Pierluisi, relied on to become governor on Friday was unconstitutional.
 
As Secretary of State, he was never confirmed by the Puerto Rico Senate.
 
PR is about to have its third governor in six days.
NPR
 
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Justice Secretary Wanda Vásquez has been sworn in as governor of Puerto Rico
 
— after the commonwealth's Supreme Court ruled that Pedro Pierluisi's swearing in on Friday was unconstitutional.
 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, mr6666 said:
NPR
 
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Justice Secretary Wanda Vásquez has been sworn in as governor of Puerto Rico
 
— after the commonwealth's Supreme Court ruled that Pedro Pierluisi's swearing in on Friday was unconstitutional.
 

 

 

You mean I-don't-want-the-job Wanda was put in after all!   

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San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz responds to Trump’s attacks and says he has a “vanity complex”:
 
"He continues to try to belittle the people of Puerto Rico.
 
… An insult from President Trump is well received on my part because that means he knows that I am nothing like him"
 
:lol:
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Using this logic, then Congress should appoint a temporary government instead the the corruption-filled Trump Administration!

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16 minutes ago, Arturo said:

Using this logic, then Congress should appoint a temporary government instead the the corruption-filled Trump Administration!

There is already a process for that;  it is called impeachment.

I'm 100% serious about PR and Congress taking it over.  Either that or cut all ties with them;  I.e. tell them they are their own nation and good luck!

PR politicians can't be trusted and have already stolen billions over the last few decades. 

PS:  Your stage 4 TDS is showing yet again. 

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Just now, jamesjazzguitar said:

There is already a process for that;  it is called impeachment.

I'm 100% serious about PR and Congress taking it over.  Either that or cut all ties with them;  I.e. tell them they are their own nation and good luck!

PR politicians can't be trusted and have already stolen billions over the last few decades. 

Should we do the same thing with New Jersey and Illinois?:lol:

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FEMA official in charge of power restoration on Puerto Rico post Maria took bribes, DOJ says

"......The former president of Cobra, Donald Keith Ellison, as well as a second FEMA official who left the organization in 2018, were also arrested and are charged in the indictment.
 
Ellison served as the president of Cobra until June. According to the Justice Department, Cobra was the main contractor for the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority for recovery work following the storm.
The company had received two contracts worth $1.85 billion from the power authority with federal funds from FEMA......
 
they decided to take advantage of the precarious conditions of our electric power grid and engaged in a bribery and honest services wire fraud scheme in order to enrich themselves illegally," said US Attorney ......

 

the decision to rely centrally on Cobra for the contracts to restore the grid delayed the process of bringing back sorely-needed power on the island.
Construction crews and equipment from other companies that had received smaller contracts in the massive grid repair project sat idle, awaiting assignments, former Puerto Rico power authority CEO Ricardo Ramos said. Twenty-two months elapsed before power was fully restored to the island after the storm....
 

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