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Wed Apr 19, 2017, 10:58 PM

Calls grow for Miami state senator who made racist and sexist comments to resign

Source: News Service of Florida via The Sun-Sentinel

Calls grow for Miami state senator who made racist and sexist comments to resign

By Dan Sweeny
News Service of Florida

APRIL 19, 2017, 5:25 PM | TALLAHASSEE

Sen. Frank Artiles, R-Miami, faces a cacophony of calls for him to resign or be thrown out of office after he made racist and sexist remarks while arguing with black lawmakers Monday night at a private club.

Artiles and called several Republican senators “n------,” though he explained that he actually said “niggas” and thought the slang word was not insulting. He also referred to state Sen. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonville, as a “b-----” and a “girl” and called Sen. President Joe Negron, R-Stuart, “a p----.”

The Florida Legislative Black Caucus, which includes seven senators and 21 state representatives, issued a letter Wednesday calling for the Senate Rules Committee to begin the process of ousting Artiles from the Senate.

Black Caucus leader Sen. Perry Thurston, D-Fort Lauderdale, was present when Artiles went on his rant at the Governor’s Club, a members-only bar and restaurant in Tallahassee.

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IndianaDave Apr 2017 #1

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 09:11 AM

1. As an older white guy, I just keep asking myself -

When the hell is hateful BS like this going to STOP? What is wrong with people like this? It's so frustrating, irritating and asinine! Learn to respect people! I'm SO tired of seeing this idiocy happen over and over again.

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