Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., expressed his support for the "decolonization process" in Puerto Rico following the announced resignation of its embattled Governor Ricardo Rosselló. The first one asked how she felt about the events in Puerto Rico.
"Firstly, I am incredibly proud that everyone in Puerto Rico is asking for an account from their government," Ocasio-Cortez began. "They were so relentlessly creative in their protest that they managed to persuade the governor and some of his cabinet members to resign." REMOVED FROM CORRUPTED PEOPLE
Puerto Rico-born Ocasio-Cortez then proposed the island's independence from the United States.
"I'm really proud of everyone out there, but of course there's still a lot to do," continued Ocasio-Cortez. "This is just the beginning of a decolonization process, a process of self-determination in which the people of Puerto Rico are starting to take charge of their own self-governance."
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She added, "I am very excited about the protest, and I am pleased to hear of Ricardo Rosselló's resignation, but it is just a first step, we have a long way to go. "
Thousands of Puerto Rican people took to the streets after mocking Rosselló's online chats and other high-profile officials who mocked women, gays, political opponents and victims of Hurricane Maria were. The Government of Rosselló is also being investigated by the Ministry of Justice of Puerto Rico for corruption.