Transcript for San Juan mayor, energy company feud over contract
Now the latest on the hurricane recovery effort in Puerto Rico. A new battle breaking out over a company that was awarded a contract to restore power. ABC's gio Benitez, you've got those detail. That's right. Puerto Rico's governor has formally called for a review of how that tiny company was awarded the contract. This as a Twitter war breaks out between the company and the San Juan mayor. Overnight the tiny montana-based power company with the $300 million contract to restore power in Puerto Rico under fire once again. Amid concerns that the company with just two full time employees was founded by a resident of whitefish, Montana, hometown of interior secretary Ryan zinke. San Juan mayor Carmen yulin Cruz is calling for it to be voided setting off and online brawl which called her comments demoralizing and the mayor firing back asking if whitefish energy feels that asking for transparency is misplaced. What are they afraid we will find. That's when whitefish threatened to call off their repair efforts on the island still 75% without power. We have 44 linemen rebuilding power lines in your city and 40 more men just arrived. Do you want us to send them back or keep working? And whitefish now apologizing for the exchange saying the comments did not represent who they are and how important this work is. The company also now criticizing the U.S. Response calling it a disgusting chapter. Okay, gio, thanks very much.
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