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.
"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.
I support the Puerto Rican people in their protests against corruption and the behavior of their governor, "Warren said." People have spoken – loud and clear: @ricardorossello should resign. "
Another Democratic presidential candidate, Julián Castro, speaking at a campaign in New Hampshire, said that Rosselló could no longer be an effective governor.
"We saw comments he and others made in his administration. We have seen them use violence against the people of Puerto Rico, "Castro said." This governor can no longer be effective, and I think he should resign. "
In the streets of Old San Juan, protesters spent six days after Rosselló These included mundane, misogynist, and homophobic utterances, as well as spiky and cynical utterances on a variety of topics, including post-Hurricane deaths.
Other in-administration officials in the chat still have their own Resignations filed.
Rosselló said the news is private commentary to release steam after long days, but senior island officials, including members his own party, were extremely critical and gave the governor time to think and prove that he should remain in office. Miranda has participated in protests and has listened to the songs of "Ricky, renuncia!" ("Ricky, resign!" ). Martin tweeted a video on Friday inviting people to join a Monday morning protest.