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 HarrisWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio Warren leads in speaking time during debate 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 BookerWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Warren leads in speaking time during debate Democrats wrangle over whether to break up Big Tech in debate first 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 GabbardWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Warren leads in speaking time during debate Democrats debate in Ohio: Who came out on top? MORE (D-Hawaii) arrived in the territory Friday, while former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio New study: Full-scale 'Medicare for All' costs trillion over 10 years MORE, Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio New study: Full-scale 'Medicare for All' costs trillion over 10 years MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren defends, Buttigieg attacks in debate that shrank the field Five takeaways from the Democratic debate in Ohio New study: Full-scale 'Medicare for All' costs trillion over 10 years MORE (I-Vt.), and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro all endorsed the demonstrations.