Small steps on Puerto Rico hurricane relief as crisis intensifies

Small steps on Puerto Rico hurricane relief as crisis intensifies


By:  David Cruz
NJTV

 

For Puerto Rico, Thursday began with some long overdue good news. The administration announced via tweet that the president had waived the Jones Act, which restricted ships not under the U.S. flag from entering U.S. ports. But the crisis is mounting as certain parts of the island have still not been reached by rescue workers or anyone bringing supplies. Thursday, at an event with Democrat Phil Murphy and Latino leaders, there was some hope but also some wariness.

“With the greatest military on the face of the earth, I would get on a cargo plane. I’ve done that in Iraq, I’ve done that in Afghanistan when things are being taken. I would’ve sat on a cargo plane to get to Puerto Rico as I am sure any other member who was going to go with me would’ve sat on a cargo plane if you’re sending cargo. So to tell me that you don’t have assets is ridiculous,” said Sen. Bob Menendez.

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