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Up to the minute that Sen. Frank Artiles decided to resign almost a week ago, he seemed ready to put up a fight in spite of national outcry over his profaned and racially laced attack on Sen. Audrey Gibson. But while the racial scars from Artiles’ tirade may linger, many are calling his decision to leave the Florida Senate “the right thing.”
Tallahassee—Senator Frank Artiles ended his career in the state legislature by resigning, following a curse-filled, racist diatribe disparaging Senator Audrey Gibson of Jacksonville. Artiles was outraged because Gibson not only spoke against his bill she voted against it. While at the capital’s prestigious Governors Club, Artiles cursed and demeaned Gibson and his senate colleagues. He went on to call White senators “niggas“ and used the “p” word to describe Senate President Joe Negron.
MIAMI, FL – Congresswoman Frederica S. Wilson (FL-24) today released the following statement on Florida State Senator Frank Artiles: “First of all, it was a huge loss to the democratic party to lose such a statesman as State Senator Dwight Bullard,” said Congresswoman Wilson. “The revelation that we lost him to State Senator Frank Artiles, a racist man who lacks respect for people of color and who has no regard for the feelings of his constituents, makes this scenario more egregious.”
As a former State Representative of House District 109, it would be impossible for me to sit in a room to create laws that impact our community with someone that has neither regard or respect for those who make those laws with him
Week 3: Legal & Judicial. HB 775-Relating to Motor Vehicle Warranty Repairs and Recall Repairs.  On Tuesday, March 21st, HB 775, by Representative Manny Diaz (R-Hialeah Gardens) was heard in the House Careers and Competition Subcommittee, and passed by a vote of 13 yeas to 0 nays.
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