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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 Perlman
    signed 2017-04-19 13:11:44 -0400
    Senator Artiles’ apology is unacceptable. In my 43 years on this planet, I have: (a) had friends from a variety of backgrounds; (b) occasionally been drunk; and © from time to time been angry.

    And I have never, on any occasion, used the “n-word” or similar language.

    Further, it is not just his position as a lawmaker that makes his language unacceptable. Rather, it is his status as a human being that makes such language unacceptable.
  • chris berdos
    signed 2017-04-19 13:11:21 -0400
    hmm, artiles is at war with decent trans folk but seems he lacks any moral guidance.

  • John DeFaro
    signed 2017-04-19 13:09:48 -0400
    Resign immediately Artiles.

    Sincerely, John DeFaro
  • John Walker
    signed 2017-04-19 13:08:18 -0400
  • Jose Martinez
    signed 2017-04-19 13:06:29 -0400
    Disgusting behavior! You do not deserve to represent the people.
  • Nancy Garbati
    signed 2017-04-19 13:05:25 -0400
    Nancy A Garbati
  • Wende Weber
    signed 2017-04-19 13:02:01 -0400
  • Teri Weinstein
    signed 2017-04-19 12:59:10 -0400
  • Ryan Zec
    signed 2017-04-19 12:58:02 -0400
  • Frank Eason
    signed 2017-04-19 12:57:04 -0400
  • Ely Barahona
    signed 2017-04-19 12:55:49 -0400
    Its embarrassing enough to have trump as president and now our own senators making this kind of comments is shameful. He needs to resign immediately!
  • Tom Lander
    signed 2017-04-19 12:55:37 -0400
    Thomas Alan Lander
  • Daniel Howe
    signed 2017-04-19 12:54:23 -0400
    Senator Artiles’ conduct is unacceptable. He must resign immediately.
  • Randall Zinkus
    signed 2017-04-19 12:54:04 -0400
  • Jack Lord
    signed 2017-04-19 12:53:58 -0400
  • Pamela Gadinsky
    signed 2017-04-19 12:53:12 -0400
  • Fredrjc Cantor
    signed 2017-04-19 12:52:22 -0400
    reprehensible comments , i have no tolerance as a Florida. homeowner for racism and homophobia
  • Christopher Adeleke
    signed 2017-04-19 12:52:12 -0400
  • Sheri Ashcraft
    signed 2017-04-19 12:51:55 -0400
  • Pru Dewey
    signed 2017-04-19 12:50:54 -0400
  • Stephen Gair
    signed 2017-04-19 12:49:23 -0400
  • Manny Sanchez
    signed 2017-04-19 12:48:43 -0400
  • Esther Garvett
    signed 2017-04-19 12:48:04 -0400
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