MISSING THE POINT: AOC Says Puerto Rico Governor’s Resignation First Step in ‘Decolonization Process’

Originally published at: MISSING THE POINT: AOC Says Puerto Rico Governor’s Resignation First Step in ‘Decolonization Process’ | Sean Hannity

Freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez surprised supporters on social media Thursday night; bizarrely suggesting the Puerto Rico Governor’s resignation over his corruption scandal was the first step in the “decolonization process.”

.@AOC Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Supports Puerto Rico’s Independence From U.S. ||

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— Sara A. Carter (@SaraCarterDC) July 26, 2019

“First of all, I am so incredibly proud of everyone in Puerto Rico right now demanding accountability from their government,” Ocasio-Cortez began. “They were so relentlessly creative in their protest that they were able to get the governor to finally resign as well as some of his cabinet members.”

“I’m really proud of everyone that’s out there, but of course there’s a lot of work to be done,” Ocasio-Cortez added. “This is just the beginning of a decolonization process, a process of self-determination where the people of Puerto Rico begin to start taking their own self-governance into their own hands.”

“So I’m really excited about the protest, I’m excited, I’m encouraged to hear about Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation, but it’s also just a first step. We have a long way to go.”

Puerto Rico’s embattled governor announced his resignation Wednesday evening; ending weeks of public protests over his widening corruption and hurricane relief scandal.

“Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced his resignation Wednesday days after demonstrators at the island’s largest protest in recent history called for his ouster over a scandal involving leaked private chats as well as corruption investigations and arrests,” reports NBC News.

“His resignation, effective Aug. 2, came late Wednesday night on a recorded video published on Facebook. In the message, he touted what he considered accomplishments of his tenure, saying he fought corruption and made strides for different communities,” adds the article.

Mensaje al Pueblo

El gobernador, Ricardo Rossello, ofrece un Mensaje al Pueblo.

Posted by La Fortaleza de PR on Wednesday, July 24, 2019

“My only North Star has been the well-being of my island,” said Rossello.

President Trump weighed-in last week on the escalating corruption scandal plaguing multiple officials in Puerto Rico; saying the US Congress “squandered” upwards of $92 billion on hurricane relief.

“A lot of bad things are happening in Puerto Rico. The Governor is under siege, the Mayor of San Juan is a despicable and incompetent person who I wouldn’t trust under any circumstance, and the United States Congress foolishly gave 92 Billion Dollars for hurricane relief, much of which was squandered away or wasted, never to be seen again. This is more than twice the amount given to Texas & Florida combined. I know the people of Puerto Rico well, and they are great. But much of their leadership is corrupt, & robbing the U.S. Government blind!” posted the President on social media.