Rosello to Resign - State and Federal Communications

July 25, 2019  •  

Rosello to Resign

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello

Just days after vowing to complete his term, Gov. Ricardo Rosello announced he will resign on August 2.

Rosello, who already was weathering accusations of embezzlement, faced widespread protests this month when the Center for Investigative Journalism published over 800 pages from a leaked private group chat.

In the chat, Rosello used derogatory slurs about stateside politicians and institutions, joked about assassinating a political opponent, and made light of the death toll from Hurricane Maria.

Wanda Vazquez, a fellow New Progressive and the current secretary of justice, will take the governorship when Rosello leaves office.

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