Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló is expected to resign Wednesday after two weeks of protests due to the publication of offensive chat messages with advisers, several of whom have already stepped down, according to reports.
The governor plans to deliver a farewell announcement that will be broadcast before noon, sources told local newspaper El Nuevo Día. Rosselló will apparently be replaced by Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez, which protesters reject because of her ties to him, according to the newspaper.
The demonstrations started after reports of chat messages in which Rosselló and advisers used profane language to describe female politicians and openly gay Puerto Ricans like Ricky Martin.