KILLEEN, Texas — After nearly 900 pages of chats leaked from the governor of Puerto Rico, protesters there and here in Central Texas, are demanding that he step down.
"This is nothing about politics or colors. It is not about that," said local protester Evelyn Garcia. "It's just, we are hurt as Puerto Ricans."
The messages were between Gov. Ricardo Rosselló, members of his administration and allies. Some of the comments are deemed misogynistic, homophobic and cruel. The messages acted as a tipping point.
"It's going to get worse. What is he going to do better? Nobody will be supporting him," Garcia said.
More than 100 people joined together in protest in Killeen Monday. It wasn't just about calling for the governor to step down, but they wanted to show their support for their friends, family, and the people who are still on the island.
"Enough is enough. We've had our families over there suffer a lot. A lot of them still don't have the main necessities," Rebecca Campsrivera said.
On Sunday, Rosselló announced he would not seek re-election and would not be stepping down from his position.
"What you call the last flesh. He just wants to stay until the last minute," Ronald Rodriguez said.
Many do not agree with the decision and plan to continue to call for his resignation.
"We're not going to stop until he gets out of there," Jose Sanchez said.
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