10 things you need to know today: July 22, 2019

Puerto Rico's embattled governor drops re-election plans, Nadler says Mueller hearing will air evidence of Trump crimes, and more

Robert Mueller in Washington
(Image credit: Getty Images)

1. Puerto Rico's embattled governor won't seek re-election

After days of protests demanding his resignation, Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced Sunday that he would not run for re-election next year. However, he said he planned to finish his current term, defying calls to step down over leaked text messages between him and top aides that critics have called homophobic and misogynistic. "A large portion of the population is unhappy and I recognize it," Rosselló said Sunday on Facebook Live. "I've heard you ... Today I have the responsibility to direct my strengths to try to find alternatives so that with God we may be able to move forward." Political analysts said Rossello's announcement was unlikely to satisfy protesters who plan to return to the streets Monday demanding his immediate resignation.

Subscribe to The Week

Escape your echo chamber. Get the facts behind the news, plus analysis from multiple perspectives.

SUBSCRIBE & SAVE
https://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/flexiimages/jacafc5zvs1692883516.jpg

Sign up for The Week's Free Newsletters

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

From our morning news briefing to a weekly Good News Newsletter, get the best of The Week delivered directly to your inbox.

Sign up
To continue reading this article...
Continue reading this article and get limited website access each month.
Get unlimited website access, exclusive newsletters plus much more.
Cancel or pause at any time.
Already a subscriber to The Week?
Not sure which email you used for your subscription? Contact us