Pro-Trump PAC Spars with DeSantis over Puerto Rican Statehood

Posted on AllSides November 6th, 2023
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A pro-Donald Trump super PAC and Ron DeSantis’ presidential campaign are both spinning the facts about support for Puerto Rican statehood.

A TV ad from the super PAC claims that when DeSantis, now Florida’s governor, was a U.S. congressman, he “sided with the liberals” and sponsored a bill “to make Puerto Rico a state,” a move it said would result in adding two Democrats to the Senate.

In 2018, DeSantis was one of 22 Republicans who — along with 15 Democrats — originally co-sponsored H.R. 6246, the Puerto Rico Admission Act of 2018....

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https://www.factcheck.org/2023/11/pro-trump-pac-spars-with-desantis-over-puerto-rican-statehood/

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