Sanders, Bill Clinton to campaign in Puerto Rico Monday
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie SandersBernie SandersSchiff blasts Trump for making 'false claims' about Russia intel: 'You've betrayed America. Again.' Buttigieg campaign claims 'irregularities' in Nevada caucuses Poll: Sanders leads 2020 Democratic field with 28 percent, followed by Warren and Biden MORE will campaign in Puerto Rico Monday as the territory continues to endure a debt crisis that has 230 people leaving for the mainland, on average, every day. 

Sanders will hold a press conference Monday morning and have a public event at the University of Puerto Rico later in the day, campaign director Betsy Franceschini said in a statement to local media outlets. Sanders confirmed that he will travel to Puerto Rico Sunday while visiting a campaign office in Frankfort, Ky., on Saturday.


The Vermont senator's visit comes as Puerto Rico begins defaulting on different classes of some of its $70 billion of debt.

The House of Representatives introduced legislation last month that would allow the federal government to restructure the island's bonds. Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPaul Ryan says he disagrees with Romney's impeachment vote Trump doubles down on Neil Cavuto attacks: 'Will he get the same treatment as' Shep Smith? Trump lashes out at Fox News coverage: 'I won every one of my debates' MORE (R-Wis.) said the latest version of the bill would be introduced in the coming days as lawmakers continue negotiations, according to The Wall Street Journal.

Sanders has supported allowing Puerto Rico to declare bankruptcy.

Former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonEx-CIA chief calls Trump intel shakeup a 'virtual decapitation' of the intelligence community Meghan McCain after Gaetz says Trump should pardon Roger Stone: 'Oh come on' Enlightening the pardon power MORE will campaign for his wife, Hillary, the Democratic presidential front-runner, in Puerto Rico Monday as well, but there are no details yet on his events.

Clinton, too, supports allowing Puerto Rico to declare bankruptcy. 

The visits come ahead of the island's June 5 caucus, where 67 delegates are at stake.