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Florida senator who used racial slur resigns

AP  |  Tallahassee (US) 

A state senator who used a racial slur and vulgar language in a conversation with two African-American colleagues is resigning.

Republican Sen. Frank Artiles submitted a resignation letter to the Senate president's office today, four days after he used the 'n-word' and vulgarities at a private club near the state Capitol.



He later apologised on the Senate floor.

Democrats were calling for his expulsion and Republican leadership began an investigation into whether Artiles violated Senate rules.

Artiles said in his resignation letter his actions are now a distraction to his colleagues, the legislative process and Floridians. His resignation is effective immediately.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Florida senator who used racial slur resigns

A Florida state senator who used a racial slur and vulgar language in a conversation with two African-American colleagues is resigning. Republican Sen. Frank Artiles submitted a resignation letter to the Senate president's office today, four days after he used the 'n-word' and vulgarities at a private club near the state Capitol. He later apologised on the Senate floor. Democrats were calling for his expulsion and Republican leadership began an investigation into whether Artiles violated Senate rules. Artiles said in his resignation letter his actions are now a distraction to his colleagues, the legislative process and Floridians. His resignation is effective immediately. A state senator who used a racial slur and vulgar language in a conversation with two African-American colleagues is resigning.

Republican Sen. Frank Artiles submitted a resignation letter to the Senate president's office today, four days after he used the 'n-word' and vulgarities at a private club near the state Capitol.

He later apologised on the Senate floor.

Democrats were calling for his expulsion and Republican leadership began an investigation into whether Artiles violated Senate rules.

Artiles said in his resignation letter his actions are now a distraction to his colleagues, the legislative process and Floridians. His resignation is effective immediately.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Florida senator who used racial slur resigns

A state senator who used a racial slur and vulgar language in a conversation with two African-American colleagues is resigning.

Republican Sen. Frank Artiles submitted a resignation letter to the Senate president's office today, four days after he used the 'n-word' and vulgarities at a private club near the state Capitol.

He later apologised on the Senate floor.

Democrats were calling for his expulsion and Republican leadership began an investigation into whether Artiles violated Senate rules.

Artiles said in his resignation letter his actions are now a distraction to his colleagues, the legislative process and Floridians. His resignation is effective immediately.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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