White House weighs in on Puerto Rican statehood vote
December 6th, 2012
07:50 AM ET
1 year ago

White House weighs in on Puerto Rican statehood vote

San Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN) – After more than 800,000 Puerto Rican voters said they want the island to become the 51st U.S. state, the White House is calling on lawmakers to take action.

"Congress should now study the results closely, and provide the people of Puerto Rico with a clear path forward that lays out the means by which Puerto Ricans themselves can determine their own status," White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters this week.

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  1. Rick McDaniel

    The fact that would add more voters to the Democratic party, wouldn't have anything to do with it, now would it?

    The Democrats want to seal the deal, to prevent any opposition from ever winning again.

    December 6, 2012 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  2. Rick McDaniels

    I think The Great State of Puerto Rico would be AWESOME!
    think of it. Another star on our Star Spangled Banner!
    USA USA USA USA USA USA USA USA!!!
    WHO'S WITH ME?!?!

    December 6, 2012 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  3. Wont happen

    It would never pass the house

    December 6, 2012 09:24 am at 9:24 am |