The appointment to Sec of State to be appointed as Governor MUST become ratified by the lawmakers there first…
That has NOT happened….
The island’s Sec of Justice will probably take the job she turned down originally ….
Pedro Pierluisi, the man who was appointed Puerto Rico’s governor last week amid unprecedented political turmoil, will have to step down, the island’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
In a unanimous ruling, the high court said that the 2005 law that outgoing governor, Ricardo Rosselló, used to put Pierluisi in power was unconstitutional. The ruling likely means that Secretary of Justice Wanda Vázquez will take the island’s top job — even though she has said she didn’t want the position.
Pierluisi, 60, was appointed secretary of state, Puerto Rico’s second in command, last week just days before Rosselló stepped down on Friday. But the island’s Senate hadn’t ratified Pierluisi in his cabinet position before he assumed the governor’s post.South Florida cop charged over push of handcuffed inmate that caused a bloody face injury
Under Puerto Rico’s constitution, both chambers needed to approve his role as secretary of state.
Rosselló stepped down last week amid a burgeoning corruption scandal and mass protests that erupted after it was revealed that he used misogynistic and homophobic language in a private chat group with 11 of his advisors and confidants.
Wednesday’s ruling is just the latest twist for the U.S. territory of 3.2 million that is struggling to find its feet amid a debt crisis and as it is still recovering from a devastating 2017 hurricane season…..