REPORT: Rubio scolds State Dept, provides update on Americans stranded in Peru
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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Tuesday said a senior State Department official is heading to Peru to take charge of efforts to bring home thousands of Americans stuck in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“This morning a competent official has taken direct control & will personally go to #Peru to get Americans home as soon as possible,” the senator tweeted.
The article goes on to state the following:
The Florida Republican also used his tweet to criticize “mid-level” officials in the State Department for failing to act quickly to repatriate citizens after Peru shuttered its borders on March 16.
The Hill wrote that a spokesperson from Rubio’s office sent the following statement in an email: “The individual manning the Peru desk has been ‘tracking’ this issue for a week, but doing nothing and the Ambassador essentially abandoned the post to return to Washington. The Senator made his frustration known directly to the State Department, and now a senior official within the State Department’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs is heading to Peru.”
We didn’t need you to “track”this,we needed you to solve this
This morning a competent official has taken direct control & will personally go to #Peru to get Americans home as soon as possible
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) March 24, 2020
Senior State Department official headed to Peru to bring home stranded Americans, Rubio says https://t.co/ZjZso2ji3p
— Laura Kelly (@HelloLauraKelly) March 24, 2020
— DMLNewsApp (@DMLNewsApp) March 24, 2020
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