Ricardo Rosselló, the embattled governor of Puerto Rico, introduced on Wednesday that he’ll resign on Aug. 2, after greater than per week of huge protests calling for his ouster over leaked obscene, misogynistic on-line chats.
Rosselló took to Fb Wednesday to announce that his resignation will go into impact at 5 p.m. on Friday.
Puerto Rico’s Division of Justice confirmed to Fox Information Tuesday that search warrants had been issued in an investigation into the governor and 11 of his aides over whether or not they dedicated any crimes associated to offensive, obscenity-laden on-line chats that had been launched.
PUERTO RICO JUDGE ISSUES SEARCH WARRANTS FOR EMBATTLED GOVERNOR AND AIDES AS PROTESTS CONTINUE
The leaked conversations reportedly confirmed the governor mocking girls, homosexuals, political opponents and victims of Hurricane Maria.
In a single message, Rosselló reportedly referred to as one New York feminine politician of Puerto Rican descent a “w—e” and described one other as a “daughter of a b—h.” One chat included vulgar references to Latin pop star Ricky Martin’s homosexuality.
On Monday, Rosselló informed Fox Information he took accountability for allegations of corruption from his personal folks however stated he wouldn’t resign. Over the weekend, he stated he wouldn’t search re-election.
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Greater than a dozen officers have already resigned because the chats had been leaked.
Fox Information’ Andrew O’Reilly and the Related Press contributed to this report.