Official set to become the next governor of Puerto Rico says she doesn't want the job

A protester in Puerto Rico.
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At the rate things are going, Puerto Rico's next governor may be way, way down the line of succession.

Last week, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced he is resigning, effective Aug. 2. Rosselló is stepping down following a scandal involving leaked group chats between the governor and several of his top aides and advisers; the messages included sexist and homophobic remarks and jokes about Hurricane Maria victims. Puerto Rico's Constitution has the secretary of state next in line to take over for the governor, but the last person in that role, Luis Rivera Marín, resigned after the group chats were released, and Rosselló has not appointed anyone to the office.

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