Puerto Rico’s embattled governor says he won’t search re-election however won’t resign because the island’s chief, although he’ll step down as head of his pro-statehood social gathering.
Ricardo Rossello made the announcement Sunday by way of a short Fb video as lots of of viewers posted indignant messages. He additionally stated he’s wanting ahead to dealing with the method of impeachment, whose preliminary phases have begun in Puerto Rico’s legislature.
Rossello is dealing with public furor over an obscenity-laced on-line chat that confirmed the governor and his shut advisers insulting ladies and mocking constituents, together with victims of Hurricane Maria.
Public outrage over the leaked chats despatched lots of of 1000’s of Puerto Ricans marching to Rossello’s official residence in colonial Previous San Juan in latest days demanding his resignation