There was a lot going on in part one of the Democratic presidential debates: John Delaney’s face after Elizabeth Warren embarrassed him, discussions about whether age should play a factor when picking a candidate, student loan forgiveness, and more. But what there wasn’t was a single question about Puerto Rico from Dana Bash, Don Lemon, and Jake Tapper, who moderated the debate for CNN.
Recently, Puerto Ricans successfully got Governor Ricardo Rosselló to resign from his post. And while this is an achievement, much work remains to be done on the island, which is a part of the United States. Tuesday’s debate was a chance for candidates to explain how they would help the island, which has been consistently overlooked. Considering the fact that Puerto Rico was ignored in the first debate, this was the candidates’ chance to right that wrong. But once again, they didn’t speak about PR, and boricuas definitely noticed.
Many took to social media to express their disappointment and explain that Hurricane María, as well as the island’s debt and leadership, should be a concern for anyone who hopes to lead the United States. Check out a few reactions below.