Mark-Viverito, a Democrat, said Tuesday “it won’t be forgotten” that Republicans in Congress opposed aid to the U.S. territory when passing last week’s catch-all spending bill.
The speaker, one of the nation’s leading Puerto Rican politicians, singled out Florida Senator Marco Rubio.
He previously supported a bailout before opposing it.
Mark-Viverito claimed that was
“an egregious flip-flop”
and said she and other Latino activists would rally Florida’s 1 million Puerto Ricans on this issue in 2016 reports Crains NewYork.
Rubio did not immediately return a request for comment. Many Republicans believe a bailout should be a last resort.
House Speaker Paul Ryan ordered lawmakers to come up with a solution by March, 2016.