After Week Of Massive Protests, Puerto Rico Governor Expected To Resign

WASHINGTON, D.C. - OCTOBER 19: (AFP-OUT) Governor Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico attends a meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House on October 19, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Trump and Rossello spoke about the continuing recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, D.C. - OCTOBER 19: (AFP-OUT) Governor Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico attends a meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House on October 19, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Trump and ... WASHINGTON, D.C. - OCTOBER 19: (AFP-OUT) Governor Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico attends a meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office at the White House on October 19, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Trump and Rossello spoke about the continuing recovery efforts following Hurricane Maria. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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July 24, 2019 8:08 a.m.

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is expected to resign Wednesday after days of deafening protests roiled San Juan.

According to CNN, the outcry was catalyzed by the publishing of homophobic and sexist messages exchanged between Rosselló and some of his closest lieutenants.

Rosselló had already promised not to run in 2020 and resigned as the head of his party.

Secretary of Justice Wanda Vazquez is expected to take his spot.

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