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Puerto Rico Governor Vows To Make Florida Republicans Pay For Supporting Tax Bill

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló says Florida Republicans who supported the new tax bill have betrayed islanders.
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló says Florida Republicans who supported the new tax bill have betrayed islanders.

For weeks, Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló and his associates tried to play the Washington game, meeting with politicians and lobbyists across Capitol Hill to argue against provisions in the tax overhaul bill that treat the U.S. territory like a foreign country.

But having failed to force a change, Rosselló is changing tactics now that the Republican tax overhaul bill is headed toward a final vote. Rosselló said Florida Republicans will pay at the ballot box in 2018 due to their support of a bill that he says hurts Puerto Rico in its time of need.

“Everything is on the table,” Rosselló said. “We will analyze those who turned their back on Puerto Rico, who passed a bill that goes against the spirit of the law.”

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