FDP Statement on the Resignation of Frank Artiles
Frank Artiles Caves to Florida Democrats and Progressives Around the Country and Resigns from Florida Senate
While Republicans in the State Legislature have remained silent on Artiles racist and sexist hate speech, Democrats and Progressives successfully secured a resignation
Florida Democratic Party Chair Stephen Bittel issued the following statement on Frank Artiles' resignation from the Senate:
"The Florida Democratic Party began calling for Artiles' resignation as soon as news hit of his racist and sexist remarks towards his Senate colleagues. Meanwhile, Republicans in the Senate and the Republican Party of Florida have been content with letting Artiles off with just a slap on the wrist – his roommate, Republican Representative Jose Oliva even saying that Artiles has 'acted honorably'. We are pleased that the residents of District 40 will no longer bear the burden of being represented by someone with a history of violence and bigotry and that they will have the opportunity to vote for a Senator that represents their values."