San Juan’s unique mayor turned her back on oath to Constitution during 2013 ceremony

San Juan’s unique mayor turned her back on oath to Constitution during 2013 ceremony
Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz of San Juan, PR, Oct 2017. (Image: Screen grab of Univision video)

[Ed. – This poor woman can’t seem to stop reversing herself.  Apparently, after turning her back first, she did go ahead an take her oath.  But the weird event from 2013 looks similar to her back-and-forth record on dealing with President Trump and the media.]

On Saturday, President Donald Trump called out Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor, for her “poor leadership ability” in a tweet. The day prior, Cruz had been critical, saying, “If anybody out there is listening to us, we are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency.”

Cruz first became mayor of San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, in 2013. When taking the oath of office, Cruz delayed repeating the words that she would “uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States,” turning her back to the woman administering the oath for a long moment. …

After turning her back and pausing, Cruz does swear to defend the Constitution, and then enthusiastically repeats to uphold the Puerto Rican Constitution.

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“During June of this year, when the leading newspaper in Puerto Rico polled people on the island about her performance as mayor, she had an abysmal 24 percent approval rating,” says Ken Oliver-Méndez, former assistant secretary of state of Puerto Rico.

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