In the conversations, they insulted women and mocked constituents, including victims of Hurricane Maria.
It has also raised concerns among USA lawmakers who are weighing the island's requests for billions of federal dollars for healthcare and work to recover from Hurricane Maria, which led to almost 3,000 deaths.
Democrats and others have criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's administration over its response to the storms, which led to almost 3,000 deaths.
"A huge portion of the population is unhappy and I recognize it", Ricardo Rossello said on Facebook Live, in a bid to address the concerns of cacerolazo, pots and pans protesters a day before planned strike and street demonstrations. "You have grossly incompetent leadership".
"He has just basically completely ignored the will of the people", said Diaz. "There are still people without roofs and highways without lights".
Jenniffer Gonzalez-Colon, Puerto Rico's resident commissioner in Washington and the VP of New Progressive Party, also called for his resignation Sunday saying that he took the first good step by not running for re-election but "must resign as governor and allow another to finish the term". But there's no question of whether he's going to have to resign; he has to resign, because Puerto Rico is hitting the streets, and Puerto Rico will continue to hit the streets.
One group dragged a portable karaoke machine and chanted, "Ricky, resign!"
"That's not enough. We need him out".
Organizers say they're expecting hundreds of thousands of people at Monday's protest.
Protesters confront police after the demonstrators were pushed back from a parking lot gate last weekend to allow politicians to leave after a meeting with Rossello.
Ricardo Rosselló made the announcement Sunday via a brief Facebook video as hundreds of viewers posted angry messages. He also said he is looking forward to defending himself as Puerto Rico's legislature begins exploring impeachment. "I have heard you, and I hear you today". The island's largest mall, Plaza de las Americas, closed ahead of the protest, as did dozens of other businesses. "I have many Puerto Rican friends".
The political turmoil comes at a critical stage in the island's bankruptcy process as it tries to restructure some $120 billion in debt and pension obligations. "The people of Puerto Rico like me, and they should, because nobody has given them what I give them", he concluded.
The governor is also under scrutiny after contractors and government officials of the island were arrested recently on corruption charges. Those arrested included the former education secretary.