10 things you need to know today: July 20, 2019

Carlos “Johnny” Méndez, the president of Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives, created a special committee on Friday to advise him on the process of impeaching the territory’s Governor Ricardo Rosselló, after leaked chats showed the governor and 11 of his top aides exchanging profanity-laced, homophobic and misogynistic messages about their fellow politicians, media, and celebrities. The messages also contain at least one joke about those who died during Hurricane Maria. Protesters have demonstrated in the streets in San Juan for several days as well in light of the leaks and a corruption investigations into former government officials. Several U.S. lawmakers, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), have called for Rosselló’s resignation. [CNN, NBC News]

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