Tell Sen. Artiles: Resign.


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Peter Schorsh at FLA Politics blog reports that Miami Senator Frank Artiles called two lobbyists "faggots" on Monday evening:

It was reported to him after he left the Governors Club [...] that Artiles called him and another person who works in the Capitol “faggots.”

It comes on the heels of a report in the Miami Herald that Artiles hurled racist and sexist insults at his colleagues during a meeting the same night in the State Senate:

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 “f**king a**hole,” a “bitch” and a “girl,” the two senators said. [...] “He called Joe Negron a p**sy,” Thurston said.

This is the Florida Senate. This type of talk coming from our own Senator is totally unbecoming of the work of our State Senate.

We are not surprised but still disappointed that it has come to this for Senator Artiles. We have made clear to him that his anti-transgender bathroom bills only discriminate against a class of Floridians.

Sadly, Senator Artiles has shown through his behavior towards his colleagues this week that he just doesn’t care about things like that. We urge the Senator to resign.

Showing 113 reactions

  • Larry Zemanek
    signed 2017-04-19 18:01:50 -0400
  • Sara Yousuf
    signed 2017-04-19 17:56:41 -0400
    Sara Yousuf
  • Gail Summerhill
    signed 2017-04-19 17:45:13 -0400
    People like this should not be serving. He needs to respect everyone.
  • Joyce Fleming
    signed 2017-04-19 17:43:05 -0400
  • Clare Brennan
    signed 2017-04-19 17:25:23 -0400
  • M S Dillon III
    signed 2017-04-19 17:23:21 -0400
  • Lisa Phillip
    signed 2017-04-19 17:23:06 -0400
    Lisa Phillip
  • Roberto Escallon
    signed 2017-04-19 17:19:39 -0400
  • Robert Medina
    signed 2017-04-19 17:14:21 -0400
    Robert Medina
  • John Medeiros
    signed 2017-04-19 17:08:50 -0400
    John F Medeiros
  • James Mitchell
    signed 2017-04-19 16:49:52 -0400
  • Devin Cordero
    signed 2017-04-19 16:46:28 -0400
  • Dominique Monserrat
    signed 2017-04-19 16:39:26 -0400
  • Eric Lindheim-Marx
    signed 2017-04-19 16:33:28 -0400
  • Amy Geiger
    signed 2017-04-19 16:32:10 -0400
  • Erica Gould
    signed 2017-04-19 16:28:52 -0400
  • Erika Hunter
    signed 2017-04-19 16:28:27 -0400
  • Elaine Leas
    signed 2017-04-19 16:28:24 -0400
    Elaine Leas
  • Larry Re
    signed 2017-04-19 16:27:18 -0400
  • Mason Tea
    signed 2017-04-19 16:26:18 -0400
  • Bennie Woodard
    signed 2017-04-19 16:23:42 -0400
  • Garrett Kaufmann
    signed 2017-04-19 16:23:06 -0400
  • Matt Grimaldi
    signed 2017-04-19 16:19:52 -0400
  • Noah Cohen
    signed 2017-04-19 16:16:37 -0400
  • Francesca Mardis
    signed 2017-04-19 16:13:58 -0400
  • Matthew Seidenfeld
    signed 2017-04-19 16:05:15 -0400
  • Chris Almvig
    signed 2017-04-19 16:03:35 -0400
    Horrible, horrible man.
  • chris haines
    signed 2017-04-19 15:57:59 -0400
  • Cynthia Brown
    signed 2017-04-19 15:46:32 -0400
    People like this always show their true colors. Blaming this use of hate speech on his “temper” getting the better part of him is complete nonsense. He said those racist and derogatory words because he regularly uses them. Anger and temper don’t cause people to use words they never use. Anger and temper get the guilty caught! I think he should be a man and resign. He has proven himself incapable of serving our state in a leadership role, apology or not. He is only sorry for getting caught. Likely someone else wrote what he said before the Senate today. Mere words without true meaning.
  • Mary Wood
    signed 2017-04-19 15:20:41 -0400
    Mary Wood
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