Politics Florida senator who used racial slur resigns

19:40  21 april  2017
19:40  21 april  2017 Source:   Associated Press

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Protesters gather outside of Florida state senator Frank Artiles asking for his resignation after reports came out that he used a racial slur against fellow legislators. Gibson, who is from Jacksonville, failed to grasp that Artiles was only channeling Luther Campbell.

Florida Senate president answers questions about a Miami senator 's racial slur , insults. As for using the n-word, Artiles argued the slur (which referred to Republicans who , in fact, aren’t black) was aimed at “no one in particular.”

Sen. Frank Artiles used a racial slur at a private club near the Florida Capitol.  © AP Photo/Steve Cannon, File Sen. Frank Artiles used a racial slur at a private club near the Florida Capitol.  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Florida state senator who used a racial slur and vulgar language in a conversation with two African-American colleagues is resigning.

Republican Sen. Frank Artiles submitted a resignation letter to the Senate president's office on Friday, four days after he used the "n-word" and vulgarities at a private club near the state Capitol.

He later apologized on the Senate floor.

Democrats were calling for his expulsion and Republican leadership began an investigation into whether Artiles violated Senate rules.

Artiles said in his resignation letter his actions are now a distraction to his colleagues, the legislative process and Floridians. His resignation is effective immediately.

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