New D.C. statehood plan: Strategize with Puerto Rico?

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Rep. Tony Soltani, a Republican from Epsom, told the floor that the District “has a history of mismanagement” and asked about the rights of America’s friends south of Florida.

“I wonder why my friends from Puerto Rico … are not being called upon to be a state,” he said from the podium. “What about Northern Marianas? Guam? Viva Puerto Rico!”

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