The governor of Puerto Rico announced Sunday that he will not seek reelection amid protests seeking his ouster.
Governor Ricardo Rossello said that he will step down as the president of the New Progressive Party but will not resign as another massive protest is set to take place Monday.
“Apologizing is not enough,” Rossello said in a statement on Facebook.
It wasn’t clear whether the action would quell demonstrators seeking to have him removed from office.
One user replied on Facebook: “Mañana es el día” or “Tomorrow is the day.”
Thousands of Puerto Ricans protested in the capital San Juan on Friday and Saturday, after vulgar text messages between Rossello and his aides became public.
The messages included homophobic, misogynistic and sexist comments about his opponents — and even mocked victims of Hurricane Maria.
Ricky Martin and Lin-Manuel Miranda have joined the cause as tens of thousands are expected to take the streets on Monday.