Puerto Rico governor will not seek reelection in 2020 amid firestorm over leak of vulgar chat room talk

The largest protest calling for Puerto Rico governor's ouster set for Monday.

July 21, 2019, 6:47 PM

The embattled governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rossello has announced that he will not seek reelection in November 2020 but will not resign.

Rossello will step down as the president of the New Progressive Party. He said he will serve out his term as governor and allow for his successor to be democratically elected.

"Apologizing is not enough," Rossello said in the Facebook Live announcement, adding that he is prepared to take on the process that could lead to his impeachment.

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