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The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field / CAMPAIGN 2012

Puerto Rican Rep. to Santorum: ‘We are Americans’

March 15, 2012

Rick Santorum came under fire on Thursday from a top Puerto Rican official for suggesting that if Puerto Rico wants to become a state, it would first need to make English its official language.

Puerto Rico's non-voting representative in Congress, Pedro Pierluisi, called Santorum’s comments while visiting the territory a “narrow and limiting view.”

On CNN’s Starting Point, he said “Puerto Rico is part of the United States. We are Americans.”

 

“To impose on Puerto Rico a condition that no other state has – it’s unreasonable,” Pierluisi added, noting that the territory has two official languages, English and Spanish.

Puerto Ricans are scheduled to vote in November on whether they want to pursue statehood or remain a self-governing U.S. territory.

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