Ben Carson Wants Puerto Rico To Become A State
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson announced his support for Puerto Rican statehood, but the commonwealth's high debt could be an issue.By Ryan Biek | November 9, 2015
Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson announced his support for a star being added to the American flag.
"And I would be incredibly honored and delighted for Puerto Rico to be the 51st state," Carson said. (Video via NBC)
Carson reportedly traveled to the island to speak at a statehood advocacy group convention. At the event he said, "My campaign is built around the premise of 'We the People,' and through such lens, I view the statehood question in Puerto Rico as settled."