On July 21, embattled Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello stated he will not seek re-election and will step down as head of his partybut will not resign his post as leader of the island, CNBC.com reported.
Rossello made the announcement via a brief Facebook video as hundreds of viewers posted angry messages. He also said he is looking forward to facing the process of impeachment. ( The government has already started proceedings. )
Recently, a chat surfaced that showed Rossello and some of his advisors using homophobic and misogynistic terms. ( Puerto Rico Chief Financial Officer Christian Sobrino, who has already resigned, accused singer Ricky Martin of being sexist because he's gay, according to LGBTQ Nation. )
Rossello's talks prompted several rallies, including at least two large events in Chicagoone of which took place July 21.