Senator Frank Artiles needs to resign immediately

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Frank Artiles has no decency! We must stand up with Senator Audrey Gibson and as one people demand his resignation. Over those comments he would be FIRED from any job and this is no different. Frank Artiles is a disgrace to the office he is supposed to represent, his constituents, and the entire state of Florida. He is unfit for office. He disrespected all of us and especially women and the African American community. I am a hispanic female and felt offended by his comments because they have no place in our society. African Americans, Women, and Minorities have come a long way to end segregation, win woman's suffrage, and the many injustices we have battled over the years to be set back by comments such as these. As a society we cannot tolerate this behavior or we will become enablers of it and set ourselves back in the fight for justice and equality.

Below excerpt and full article:

http://floridapolitics.com/archives/236345-how-frank-artiles-shamed-the-florida-senate

“Miami Republican Sen. Frank Artiles dropped the n-word to a pair of African-American colleagues in private conversation Monday night — after calling one of them a “fucking asshole,” a “bitch” and a “girl,” the two senators said,” Patricia Mazzei wrote.

Artiles’ issue?

An apparent belief, per Mazzei, that Joe Negron “had been risen to his powerful GOP leadership role because ‘six niggers’ in the Republican caucus had elected him.”

How ‘F-Bomb’ Frank Artiles shamed the Florida Senate

A.G. GANCARSKI2 hours ago


When looking for evidence of racism, sexism, and vulgarity, you don’t have to look farther than Tallahassee.

Consider the example of Sen. Frank Artiles, who plumbed the depths of all three in an unhinged string of expletives directed primarily to Sen. Audrey Gibson.

The Miami Herald, in writing about this, made the indelicate decision to quote Artiles directly.

“Miami Republican Sen. Frank Artiles dropped the n-word to a pair of African-American colleagues in private conversation Monday night — after calling one of them a “fucking asshole,” a “bitch” and a “girl,” the two senators said,” Patricia Mazzei wrote.

Artiles’ issue?

An apparent belief, per Mazzei, that Joe Negron “had been risen to his powerful GOP leadership role because ‘six niggers’ in the Republican caucus had elected him.”

 Artiles served up even worse to Sen. Audrey Gibson, calling her “this fucking asshole” and “this bitch.”

Gibson told Mazzei that an apology would be meaningless.

““You’re just talking — loud — to a table of people about leadership. It made me sad …I can’t remember a time in my life when anybody called me either one of those things … It’s just the most disrespect I’ve ever encountered.”

Artiles served up a halfassed apology Tuesday evening.

“In an exchange with a colleague of mine in the senate, I unfortunately let my temper get the best of me.  There is no excuse for the exchange that occurred and I have apologized to my senate colleagues and regret the incident profusely.”

We’ve reached out to Gibson for her take.

There is no recent analogue for this, save Matt Gaetz‘s Tweet of recent vintage.

That material drew censure from Republicans and Democrats alike.

The Florida Democratic Party is already calling on Artiles to resign, citing “horrific racist sexist slurs … the latest in a string of violent, hateful incidents.”

How do Republicans counter this?



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