In 3 easy steps:

1. Be Alejandro Garcia Padilla.

Gif from Politiseo.

Gif from Politiseo.


2. Write a letter to Congress asking them to not support HR 2000, Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi‘s bill to admit Puerto Rico as a state,  and to withdraw as cosponsors.

From the Puerto Rico Report:

Letter from Governor Garcia Padilla discovered by the Puerto Rico Report.


3. Receive word three weeks later that not only did not a single congressman withdraw as a cosponsor, but instead the bill added one more.


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Dec 04, 2013 — New Cosponsor

H.R. 2000: Puerto Rico Status Resolution Act



What else could you expect?