nearvideo Puerto Rico ‘ s Governor step, in the midst of the uncertainty about a replacement
Pedro Pierluisi, the man, the former Governor Ricardo Rossello, will be tapped, the secretary of state and the next Governor, require reports of the confirmation by both the Puerto Rico Senate and house of representatives; Phil Keating.
Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the recent swearing-in of Gov. Pedro Pierluisi was against the law, it is upset and stating that Pierluisi has to immediately leave the office.
Pierluisi will not appeal the decision to the benefit of the island, the Senate, the sued, under the claim that he had previously been made to the Secretary of state is wrong. The Secretary of state is next in line when a Governor leaves office, which was the case when former Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resigned following massive protests.
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“It is stated that the swearing-in, named as Governor of Hon. Pedro R. Pierluisi Urrutia, Undersecretary of state in the break, is unconstitutional,” the court said in a statement.
The decision to remove Pierluisi is also expected that in the Wake of the protests, because the opposition against the Minister of justice Wanda Vazquez, who is next in line to be Governor. Vazquez said after Rosselló announced he would not resign, that you do not want the order after protesters made it known she would not have her again.
Rosselló was to Pierluisi, the Secretary position in the Puerto Rico legislature in the break. The house met, in order to confirm him at the 2. August, however, Rosselló officially entered later that day, without the Senate Pierluisi confirmed.
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In a statement, Rosselló’s office said at the time that Pierluisi can not be confirmed to by both chambers of the Puerto Rico legislature, because he has been designated Secretary of state, in a recess appointment earlier this week.
In 2005, the law says that in cases in which the Secretary of state takes over as Governor, you do not need to be approved by both houses of the legislature.
The Senate, the lawsuit argues that the law went against the Constitution and Pierluisi was improperly sworn. The Supreme court agreed that the law was unconstitutional and that since Pierluisi had never confirmed properly, as Secretary of state, he was sworn in as Governor illegal.
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Pierluisi has said he would respect the court’s decision, no matter how it is ruled.
Rosselló, initially, announced, on 24. In July, he would resign, after two weeks of protests against economic mismanagement and licked the chats, which showed him and his top aides to the victims of hurricane Maria and the other Puerto Ricans denigrate.
Fox News Louis Casiano and The Associated Press contributed to this report.