“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,” said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) in an Instagram livestream on Thursday night.

Ocasio-Cortez was answering questions from her followers, when one asked: “How do you feel about what’s happening in PR?”


“First of all, I am so incredibly proud of everyone in Puerto Rico right now demanding accountability from their government. 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,” continued Ocasio-Cortez.

“I’m really proud of everyone that’s out there, but of course there’s a lot of work to be done,” Ocasio-Cortez continued. “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.”


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