(Image from Florida House of Representatives website.)
As of April 21, Sen. Artiles has resigned over the issue of his insensitivity.
“My actions and my presence in government is now a distraction to my colleagues, the legislative process, and the citizens of our great State,” Artiles wrote, according to the Miami Herald. “I am responsible and I am accountable and effective immediately, I am resigning from the Florida State Senate.”
“It’s clear there are consequences to every action, and in this area, I will need time for personal reflection and growth.”