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Two Florida Lawmakers Admit Affair And Apologize As Legislative Session Opens

Florida State Senators Anitere Flores, left, and Oscar Braynon.
Florida State Senators Anitere Flores, left, and Oscar Braynon.

The Florida Legislature was abuzz Tuesday morning after an anonymous website claimed to have photographic evidence of an affair between state Sens. Oscar Braynon of Miami Gardens and Anitere Flores of Miami.

Shortly before the session began, the two veteran lawmakers issued a joint statement saying that they “do not want gossip and rumors to distract from the important business of the people.” However, they acknowledged “our longtime friendship evolved to a level that we deeply regret.”

“We have sought the forgiveness of our families, and also seek the forgiveness of our constituents and God,” the statement read. “We ask everyone else to respect and provide our families the privacy that they deserve as we move past this to focus on the important work ahead.”

Read more at our news partner, the Miami Herald

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