A Florida state senator who used a racial slur and vulgar language in a dialog with two African-American colleagues is resigning.
Republican Sen. Frank Artiles submitted a resignation letter to the Senate president’s workplace on Friday, 4 days after he used the ‘n-phrase’ and vulgarities at a personal membership close to the state Capitol.
He later apologized on the Senate flooring.
Democrats have been calling for his expulsion and Republican management started an investigation into whether or not Artiles violated Senate guidelines.
Artiles stated in his resignation letter his actions at the moment are a distraction to his colleagues, the legislative course of and Floridians. His resignation is efficient instantly.