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Jenniffer González Says She Won’t Vote for Donald Trump

By on May 9, 2016

Rep. Jenniffer González Colón

Rep. Jenniffer González Colón

SAN JUAN – The president of the Republican Party of Puerto Rico, Jenniffer González, said Monday that she will not support presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump. She clarified, however, that the local chapter of the party has not decided on the matter.

“I will not vote for him in the [Republican National] convention as a delegate, and our delegation is required to vote for Marco Rubio in the first round because the rules stipulate it. Sen. Marco Rubio won here,” the Republican leader said in a NotiUno radio interview.

She added that she cannot validate Trump’s behavior or views regarding women.

“I cannot validate the attack on the Latino community. I won’t vote for him. As president of the Republican Party in Puerto Rico, I am speaking in my personal capacity. The Republican Party delegation will meet at the end of June to determine what we will do. As for me, I won’t vote for Donald Trump at the Republican convention,” she said.

“When I supported Gov. Jeb Bush, I did it because I believed it would be best for Puerto Rico. When I supported Sen. Marco Rubio, I did it because I believed it would be best for Puerto Rico. Both had a discourse of inclusion. Both had a respectful discourse, toward Puerto Ricans here and in the state of Florida,” González said.

She explained that at the GOP convention in Cleveland, Ohio, the primary process of each state for the official nomination of candidates will be ratified. In addition, the party platform will be approved. “Those two functions may still allow for things to happen at that convention. Nothing is ruled out,” he said.

She said that after June, the island’s delegates will be known. Puerto Rico has 20 delegates, three super delegates and 20 alternate delegates.

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