Updated Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 1:05 p.m. EDT: Artiles claims that he was referring to white colleagues as “niggas” and insists that he’s not racist, Politico reports.
Another day, another Republican showing out in the name of white supremacy.
This time it’s Frank Artiles, a Cuban state senator in Miami serving Florida’s 40th District, who called six black colleagues “niggers” in a racist rant that shocked his black companions.
While having drinks at Tallahassee’s exclusive Governor’s Club, “Artiles told Sens. Audrey Gibson of Jacksonville and Perry Thurston of Fort Lauderdale that Senate President Joe Negron of Stuart had risen to his powerful GOP leadership role because ‘six niggers’ in the Republican caucus had elected him,” the Miami Herald reports.