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Protestors call for Puerto Rico's governor to resign amidst 900 pages of misogynist, homophobic chats and wishing someone would shoot San Juan mayor

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This comes in addition to the arrest of two former officials and accusations of impropriety.



Over the weekend, key allies distanced themselves from Rossello, 40, casting doubt on his ability to build enough support to stay in office until elections next year.


Rossello’s woes deepened after publication of chats, taken from the messaging service Telegram, that cast the governor and his aides as profane, vengeful and cruel, mocking his political opponents with often misogynistic and homophobic slurs, openly fantasizing about an assassination of San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and heaping ridicule on ordinary Puerto Ricans the government came into contact with.




After the chats emerged, Mayor Yulin Cruz filed a police complaint against Rossello and Christian Sobrino, the government’s chief financial officer and representative to the congressionally mandated fiscal oversight board handling the island’s finances, for Sobrino’s comments suggesting he was “salivating” at the idea of shooting her, to which Rossello responded: “You would be doing me a favor.” Sobrino resigned his posts on Saturday.


A couple things nestled in the 900 pages



In one exchange, Rossello refers to the former speaker of the New York City Council, Melissa Mark-Viverito, a political ally of San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, a chief Rossello rival, as a “whore.” In another, the governor wrote “Dear Oversight Board – Go F--- yourself,” referring to the federal panel he has clashed with over the broad financial power it wields over the U.S. territory.


I'm impressed that "grab them by the pussy" has made this seem tame to me.

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