GOP state senator who used racist, sexist slurs against black colleagues resigns
The Florida GOP senator who called black colleagues the N-word and called one black colleague a “b*tch” resigned Friday amid uproar over his comments.
BREAKING: Frank Artiles resigns Florida Senate seat amid uproar over racist and sexist comments to black colleagues https://t.co/2EhkkVUoQy
— Steve Bousquet (@stevebousquet) April 21, 2017
Former Sen. Frank Artiles, from Miami, made the comments Monday night at the Governor’s Club in Tallahassee. He previously refused to resign.
In his resignation letter, Artiles said it is “clear” his words “fell far short of what” he expected for himself. You can read his whole letter via Politico’s Marc Caputo.
In his resignation letter, @Artiles40 writes “My actions and my presence in government is now a distraction…”
— Troy Kinsey (@TroyKinsey) April 21, 2017
— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) April 21, 2017