SAN JUAN — The adviser to Puerto Rico's most powerful female lawmaker has apologized for sending tweets to President Barack Obama that many here have deemed racist.
Heidi Wys tweeted on Aug. 2 that she lamented the tweets were seen as racist and that she apologizes to those offended by them.
Wys said her intention was to attack a politician she doesn't believe in.
In response to the U.S. first lady's upcoming birthday, Wys had sent a tweet to Obama urging him to buy her a double-banana sundae and take her to Kenya.
Wys is the main adviser to House of Representatives President Jenniffer Gonzalez and has earned $630,000 since 2008 for her services as an administrative consultant.
Several legislators have demanded that she step down or that Gonzalez ask for her resignation.