SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor denied allegations of obstruction of justice late Monday as the main opposition party demanded she be investigated and hinted at a possible impeachment process in what could be the latest round of political upheaval for the U.S. territory.
In a brief statement, Gov. Wanda Vázquez for the first time acknowledged an alleged investigation that the island’s Department of Justice is supposedly conducting against her, saying she was never told about it. She also denied recently firing the former justice secretary in alleged retribution for leading the investigation.
The details of the alleged investigation were not immediately clear.
Vázquez declined further comment, saying only that she would speak further on the issue on Tuesday.
“I will share all details up front as I’ve done my whole career. With the truth,” she said.