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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.

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  • Irene Pilinger
    signed 2017-04-19 15:13:25 -0400
    Not suitable behavior for a leader or anyone else!
  • Stephanie Jimenez
    signed 2017-04-19 14:55:55 -0400
  • Joseph Blount
    signed 2017-04-19 14:49:51 -0400
    His comments remind me of the racist and bigoted Alabama politicians from the 60’s (I am originally from Montgomery) who used hate speech against anyone who was not white or did not think like them. We are ALL God’s children and my Faith tells me we are made in His/Her image and, to quote the Bible, “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you.” John 14:2. This politician needs to resign and take pastoral counseling.
  • Robert McCleary
    signed 2017-04-19 14:46:50 -0400
    Robert D. McCleary
  • Laurie Priddy
    signed 2017-04-19 14:45:31 -0400
    This is unacceptable and he should be charged with hate crimes for uttering such hate end his job working for us the American Citizens. He should no longer be able to hold any public offices.
  • Mike Cochran
    signed 2017-04-19 14:41:28 -0400
    Mike Cochran
  • Jennie Smith-Camejo
    signed 2017-04-19 14:38:50 -0400
    This kind of language and behavior is absolutely unacceptable from someone who was elected to represent all residents. He should be ashamed and should resign immediately!
  • David Hopper
    signed 2017-04-19 14:37:35 -0400
  • David Breyer
    signed 2017-04-19 14:37:26 -0400
  • Carolyn Fleischner
    signed 2017-04-19 14:29:47 -0400
    There is No Place for our Senators who have blatantly used Racial and Homophobic comments. This is America and any govt employee must respect all Americans. Artiles must resign immediately…zero tolerance for his behavior, I am a GOP Floridian and our Diversity is why I stay! We are better than this man and his prejudice!
  • Lilian Quintana
    signed 2017-04-19 14:19:49 -0400
  • Edward Eskdale
    signed 2017-04-19 14:15:36 -0400
    Edward Eskdale
  • Logan Block
    signed 2017-04-19 14:10:45 -0400
  • Ellen Silverberg
    signed 2017-04-19 13:56:16 -0400
    Florida doesn’t need this racist, homophobic SOB!
  • George Rodez
    signed 2017-04-19 13:50:58 -0400
    Senator Artiles, Please resign now.
  • Elena Bowen
    signed 2017-04-19 13:48:47 -0400
  • Ada Richey
    signed via 2017-04-19 13:42:29 -0400
  • Ronald Stayton
    signed 2017-04-19 13:39:48 -0400
  • Bobbi Mandell
    signed 2017-04-19 13:38:01 -0400
    Robert Mandell
  • Ruth Wiesen
    signed 2017-04-19 13:36:43 -0400
  • Nelson Viera
    signed 2017-04-19 13:33:53 -0400
    AS an activist for 10 years now, I WILL NOT allow or except this kind of behavior in our political system. Back in the days corrupted politicians got away with so much because we the people were asleep. But the time has come that we are finally waking up en mass. We are recognizing the truth behind some corrupted people in the system and we are stopping at nothing to make sure we clean house. And that includes the most famous house in the world, the White House. It’s time to give up your corrupted ways. Either join the rest of the world in peace, harmony, and the greater good towards mankind, or pay the price. We know who you are and we are coming for you!
  • Sherrye Troy
    signed 2017-04-19 13:32:43 -0400
    I am disgusted by your behavior to our African American legislators. You are NOT representing your constituents.
  • Jon DeRevere
    signed 2017-04-19 13:25:09 -0400
    Your mouth is disgusting! You are not worthy of serving the public…RESIGN!!
  • Ken Stenicky
    signed 2017-04-19 13:24:55 -0400
    Hate, racism, sexism have no place in OUR government. We can not tolerate you either!
  • Stephen Dickstein
    signed 2017-04-19 13:24:40 -0400
  • Philip Teitelbaum
    signed 2017-04-19 13:21:11 -0400
  • Scott McMorris
    signed 2017-04-19 13:20:04 -0400
    You need to resign. You’re a disgrace and do not represent the people of Florida.
  • Delia Garner
    signed 2017-04-19 13:14:23 -0400
  • Larry Perlman
    followed this page 2017-04-19 13:13:23 -0400
  • Martín Gill
    signed 2017-04-19 13:12:26 -0400
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