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Elected US officials call for the resignation of the governor of Puerto Rico as the protests continue



US. elected officials and presidential candidates joined the call to resign on Friday as activists plotted another protest against the embattled leader.

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans have taken to the streets in recent days and demanded Rosselló The non-voting congressman of Puerto Rico, the deputy Jenniffer González-Colon, published an open letter in which he demanded the resignation of Rosselló and that he then supported a peaceful change of power in the midst of growing unrest on the island.

Protesters demonstrate on 19 July 2019 against Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Joe Raedle / Getty Images

"His leadership was interviewed to control the island's goals and our post-hurricane recovery," González-Colo wrote on Facebook. "If that happens, the government, the state, loses credibility and legitimacy."

She said stability is needed when Puerto Rico tries to rebuild in 2017 after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.

"We must have put Puerto Rico before all other considerations," she wrote.

Sen. Rick Scott, a former Florida governor, said on Friday that he had "worked for the families of Puerto Rico for a long time." Scott, a Republican, said in a series of tweets in English and Spanish that he agreed with González-Colon that the island deserves a new leadership.

"While I have been reluctant to overburden the internal political affairs of the island, it is clear that the current leadership has lost the trust of PR people," Scott said. "The island deserves a new leadership, I agree with my friend Jenniffer Gonzalez, Governor Rossello should resign."

The Democratic presidential candidate, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, joined the growing chorus on Friday.


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