Rep. Nydia Velazquez Went Down To Puerto Rico To Be Able To Finally Reach Her Brothers
Rep. Nydia Velazquez went down to Puerto Rico to be able to finally reach her brothers
WASHINGTON – While she has been railing against the administration’s Hurricane Maria response, Rep. Nydia Velázquez’s family has been trying to survive its devastation.
Velázquez, D-N.Y., was finally able to speak to two brothers over a month after Hurricane Maria made landfall the evening of Sept. 20. She visited the island and her hometown of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico last weekend, and that’s when she finally talked to her siblings.
So as Velázquez spoke Thursday from the Capitol steps about the struggle of Puerto Ricans and people of the Virgin Islands for basic needs, her voice cracked with emotion.