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In a tweet on Friday, senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren called on Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rosselló to resign as protests in the U.S. territory mount following revelations of vulgar messages he sent while in office.

I stand with Puerto Ricans who are taking to the streets this week to protest government corruption & Governor @RicardoRossello‘s deeply offensive comments. His actions are hurtful & undermine the public trust. He must answer to the Puerto Rican people. https://t.co/ga3KpLNlJq

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