Harris voices support for Puerto Rico protesters: 'I stand with them'

Harris voices support for Puerto Rico protesters: 'I stand with them'

White House hopeful Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSenate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Top adviser on Sanders: 'He's always been underestimated' 'The Simpsons' pokes fun at Trump's feud with 'the squad' MORE (D-Calif.) voiced support for protesters in Puerto Rico demonstrating against Gov. Ricardo Rosselló (D). 

“The only path to justice for the people of Puerto Rico is to speak truth against divisive and corrupt leaders. I stand with them as they protest and demand accountability,” Harris tweeted. 

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSenate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Detroit county sheriff endorses Booker for president 'The Simpsons' pokes fun at Trump's feud with 'the squad' MORE (D-N.J.), another presidential contender, also came out in support of the demonstrations, saying Rosselló should resign over a corruption scandal and leaked text messages containing offensive language.

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“I stand with the hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans who've taken to the streets calling for @RicardoRossello to resign. It's clear their confidence in his ability to govern has eroded and they’re right to demand the new leadership they deserve,” Booker tweeted. 

Rosselló was first hit with controversy this month when the FBI arrested two former administration members over claims they ushered more than $15 million in government contracts to favored businesses.

Rosselló was also broadsided when the Puerto Rican Center for Investigative Journalism released a bevy of texts between Rosselló and his closest allies, including at least two Cabinet members, hurling misogynistic and homophobic slurs at journalists and political rivals.

The governor has so far resisted calls to resign. 

Several 2020 candidates have already voiced support for the protesters. Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardLawmakers urge DNC to name Asian American debate moderator The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden expands lead in new national poll Castro qualifies for next Democratic primary debates MORE (D-Hawaii) arrived in the territory Friday, while former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTop adviser on Sanders: 'He's always been underestimated' 'The Simpsons' pokes fun at Trump's feud with 'the squad' 'Forever war' slogans short-circuit the scrutiny required of national security choices MORE, Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSenate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Top adviser on Sanders: 'He's always been underestimated' 'The Simpsons' pokes fun at Trump's feud with 'the squad' MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersSenate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Top adviser on Sanders: 'He's always been underestimated' 'The Simpsons' pokes fun at Trump's feud with 'the squad' MORE (I-Vt.), and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro all endorsed the demonstrations.