Grayson Honors David Sanes Rodriguez’s Impact on Vieques, Discusses Immigration

April 24, 2015
Congressman Alan Grayson (D-FL) recently honored the memory of David Sanes Rodriguez, and the impact his tragic death had in mobilizing support to remove the United States Navy from Vieques, Puerto Rico.
Sanes Rodriguez was a security guard employed by the U.S. Navy at the Atlantic Fleet Weapons Training Facility on Vieques when errant bombs killed him at his observation post. His death spurred protests in Puerto Rico and the United States, and led to the end of bombing of beaches there that now serve as wildlife refuges.
Grayson’s speech ensures that Sanes Rodriguez is not forgotten, but just as importantly, it draws attention to the unfulfilled promises to clean up and remedy the unnecessary destruction of vast parts of Vieques that occurred over 60-plus years of live-fire bombing on the island.
Mira TV interviewed Grayson about Sanes Rodriguez, Vieques, and the importance of President Obama’s executive order on immigration.
Watch Part I and Part II of the interview here.