Now that the celebrations have subsided over Puerto Rico’s admirable, democratic mobilization to rid themselves of an unpopular governor, sobering reality remains. Gubernatorial succession has morphed into constitutional chaos, and so much about the economy, crime, infrastructure, emigration and relationship with the U.S., including statehood scenarios, remains frustrating and unaddressed.
And ironically Puerto Rico’s only representative in Congress, Republican Jenniffer González-Colón, chairs “Latinos for Trump,” which supports the president’s re-election campaign. And we know how less than expeditious this Administration has been to the island territory battered in disparate ways—from hurricane Irma to tax-break removal.
Puerto Rico and its 3.2 million residents—nominal American citizens–deserve better than just the removal of Ricardo Roselló.