Gov. Ricardo Rosselló resigned late Wednesday amid mass protests over the ongoing fallout from the publication of embarrassing chat messages and charges of corruption within his administration.
Rosselló said in a video message that he would resign effective Aug. 2 at 5 p.m. local time. He said he will be replaced by Puerto Rico’s secretary of justice, Wanda Vazquez.
Rosselló spent much of his 10-minute address reading off a list of his accomplishments while in office, saying he was successful at fighting corruption and working to lower taxes.
“The results are what most matter, and they are favorable results in the worst scenario imaginable,” the governor said, according to a translation from The New York Times. He later that