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 HarrisHillicon Valley: Facebook considers political ad ban | Senators raise concerns over civil rights audit | Amazon reverses on telling workers to delete TikTok Senators raise concerns over Facebook's civil rights audit Biden's marijuana plan is out of step with public opinion 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 BookerIn politics, as in baseball, it ain't over till it's over Democrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: 'The most corrupt president in history' Koch-backed group urges Senate to oppose 'bailouts' of states in new ads 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 GabbardFinancial firms facing serious hacking threat in COVID-19 era Gabbard drops defamation lawsuit against Clinton It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (D-Hawaii) arrived in the territory Friday, while former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Runoff elections in Texas, Alabama set for Tuesday Biden campaign slams White House attacks on Fauci as 'disgusting' Biden lets Trump be Trump MORE, Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenIn politics, as in baseball, it ain't over till it's over Trump defends Roger Stone move: He was target of 'Witch Hunt' Democrats blast Trump for commuting Roger Stone: 'The most corrupt president in history' MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersOVERNIGHT ENERGY: EPA declines to tighten smog standards amid pressure from green groups | Democrats split on Trump plan to use development funds for nuclear projects| Russian mining giant reports another fuel spill in Arctic Biden lets Trump be Trump Democrats split on Trump plan to use development funds for nuclear projects MORE (I-Vt.), and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro all endorsed the demonstrations.