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Sen. Prez: Artiles Resignation Was The Right Decision

The Florida Channel
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Senate President Joe Negron is washing his hands of outgoing Senator Frank Artiles.  

The Hialeah Republican abruptly changed course Friday and submitted his resignation after a confrontation peppered with racist and sexist slurs.

“Well I think he made the right decision," Negron says.  "As he has noted both on the floor and in his letter, all of us are accountable for our actions and comments, so I think it’s an appropriate resolution.”

Artiles apologized for his actions on the Senate floor, but backtracked in public statements afterward.  Later in the week he threatening to reveal similar conduct by fellow lawmakers if the chamber attempted to remove him from office.

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Nick Evans came to Tallahassee to pursue a masters in communications at Florida State University. He graduated in 2014, but not before picking up an internship at WFSU. While he worked on his degree Nick moved from intern, to part-timer, to full-time reporter. Before moving to Tallahassee, Nick lived in and around the San Francisco Bay Area for 15 years. He listens to far too many podcasts and is a die-hard 49ers football fan. When Nick’s not at work he likes to cook, play music and read.
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