Homophobic Puerto Rico governor DENIES reports that he has stepped down

Mail Online | 7/24/2019 | Adry Torres For Dailymail.com
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Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló denied reports that he was resigning Wednesday, two weeks after the publication of incendiary chat messages that disparaged gays and mocked island residents.

'Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares has not resigned and continues in Puerto Rico,' said Anthony Maceira, the secretary of public affairs, in a press release.

Yesterday - Process - Reflection - Listening - People

'As he said yesterday, he is in a process of reflection and listening to the people. ... Due to the environment of expectation, at the moment, there are incorrect rumors that are being disseminated, even some in the media.'

According to El Nuevo Día, Rosselló with Carlos Méndez, the President of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives, earlier in the morning and was informed that an impeachment process has been initiated.

'It - Person - Eyes - Méndez

'It was done in person, looking into his eyes, I spoke to him clearly,' Méndez said.

At least 889 pages of the chat on the encrypted app Telegram were revealed July 13 by the Center for Investigative Journalism. Méndez then followed suit by instructing a panel of three lawyers to review the private messages.

Francisco - Reyes - Caparrós - Luis - Enrique

Francisco Reyes Caparrós, Luis Enrique Rodríguez and José Enrique Colón Santana discovered five offenses - four of which were considered serious - that were committed through the scandalous text message exchanges.

Three of them fall within the Criminal Code and another two within the Government Ethics Laws.

Méndez - Impeachment - Process - Rosselló

Méndez said the impeachment process will be stopped if Rosselló steps down.

Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez would be in line to fill in as the Caribbean island's interim leader as the as the United States' territory island entered its 12th consecutive day of demonstrations.

Protesters - Naming - Post - Allegiance - Rosselló

However, protesters are expected to soundly reject her naming to the top post because of her strong allegiance to Rosselló.

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