Bloomberg Endorses Statehood For Puerto Rico

The Miami Herald reports:

Most Democrats running for president have tip-toed around the issue of Puerto Rican statehood, saying they want Puerto Ricans to decide whether or not the U.S. territory becomes the country’s 51st state. But Michael Bloomberg is going further.

The former New York mayor and 2020 presidential candidate broke with most of the Democrats vying for the party’s nomination to unequivocally back statehood for Puerto Rico in a policy plan released Monday.

For years, Florida lawmakers from both parties have backed Puerto Rican statehood, though President Donald Trump said in 2018 he’s an “absolute no” on statehood because of his ongoing feud with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz.