Rick Perry has referred to Puerto Rico as a rustic at a congressional listening to, although he additionally repeatedly described it appropriately as a U.S. territory.
When Rep. Kathy Castor requested the power secretary about efforts to revive Puerto Rico’s storm-destroyed energy grid, he stated she’d described a serious drawback dealing with “the territory.”
Perry added, “That’s a rustic that already had its challenges earlier than the storm.”
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The Florida Democrat interrupted him, saying, “Nicely, it’s America, there are Americans, it’s not a rustic.”
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Perry apologized “for misstating right here and saying ‘nation.”’
The previous Texas governor gained undesirable consideration for the “oops” second throughout his unsuccessful marketing campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
Throughout a debate, he couldn’t keep in mind the third federal company he needed to abolish — mockingly, the Power Division.