close tovideo protesters in Puerto Rico demand governor’s resignation
Protests in the night; Jeff Paul reported from San Juan, Puerto Rico.
MANCHESTER, NH – Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro is urging embattled Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, to step down in the Wake of mass protests against Rosselló on the island.
Asked by Fox News after a campaign stop Friday in New Hampshire, why he feels that it is time for Rosselló, Castro said: “It is clear that Gov. Rosselló may not be effective.”
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Castro, the only Latino to run for the White house in the year 2020, added: “I stand with Puerto Ricans, the protesters in the streets of his administration. We have seen comments that he and others have made in the administration. We have seen how violence against the people of Puerto Rico. This Governor can no longer be effective, and I think he should resign.”
Rosselló is was calls to step down, after hundreds of leaked documents between the Governor and other officials featured homophobic and sexist language.
Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism published almost 900 pages of private messages between Rossello and several other officials. In a communication Rossello called a New York politician of Puerto Rican descent, a “w—e” and described another as a “daughter of the ex–h -.” A chat also makes vulgar references to Latin pop star Ricky Martin of his homosexuality.
Thousands of Puerto Ricans on Wednesday marched to demand in San Juan, that Rossello withdraw.
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The former San Antonio, Texas, mayor, who later served as Housing and Urban Development secretary under President Barack Obama is the first democratic White house hopeful on Rosselló, to step down.
Rossello said on Sunday he would not resign in the Wake of the scandal. Instead, he said he would look to God to lead him, by “image or real” hurricanes.
MLB PLAYERS CALL, THE PUERTO RICO GOVERNOR TO RESIGN
On Wednesday, some well-known Major League Baseball players with ties to the island, the Governor called to resign. They include the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez, the Saint Louis Cardinals’ Yadier Molina, the Houston Astros’ Carlos Correa, the Cleveland Indians, Francisco Lindor, and Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora. Professional basketball player J. J. Barea of the Dallas Mavericks, also joined the chorus.
Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.