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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 11:36 AM

Miami lawmaker resigns over racial slur scandal

TALLAHASSEE
Sen. Frank Artiles resigned from the Florida Legislature on Friday, consumed by a scandal that erupted three days earlier over a diatribe of insults the Miami Republican unleashed against two lawmakers at a Tallahassee bar.

In a letter to Senate President Joe Negron, Artiles said he was stepping down for the sake of his family and of the institution of the Senate, whose work ground to a near halt this week as Republican leaders grappled with Artiles’ political future.

“My actions and my presence in government is now a distraction to my colleagues, the legislative process, and the citizens of our great State,” Artiles wrote. “I am responsible and I am accountable and effective immediately, I am resigning from the Florida State Senate.

“It’s clear there are consequences to every action, and in this area, I will need time for personal reflection and growth.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article145942934.html#storylink=cpy

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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 08:29 PM

1. Good riddance to bad rubbish

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Fri Apr 21, 2017, 10:10 PM

2. There was a long pattern.

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