Florida State Senator Frank Artiles Resigns After Calling Colleagues The N-Word

Florida state Sen. Frank Artiles (R), who referred to his colleagues using the n-word earlier this week, resigned Friday.

Artiles was at a members-only club in Tallahassee on Monday when he went on a profanity-laden tirade. Speaking with fellow state Sens. Audrey Gibson (D) and Perry Thurston (D), who are both black, Artiles reportedly said that “six n****rs” had helped get Senate President Joe Negron (R) elected. Negron is white.

The senators present for Artiles’ tirade said he also referred to Gibson as “this bitch” and called Negron a “pussy.” 

On Friday, Artiles...

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By: The Huffington Post - 6 days ago

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