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Minority Office — Press Release


April 21, 2017

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Statement by Senate Democratic Leader Oscar Braynon, II on Senator Artiles’ Resignation

Tallahassee —

Senate Democratic Leader Oscar Braynon (D-Miami Gardens) on Friday released the following statement following the announcement by Senator Frank Artiles (R-Miami) of his resignation from the Florida Senate:

“I applaud and welcome Senator Artiles’ decision to resign today. It was not only the right decision, but the honorable one, for himself and the people of Florida.

“I take no pleasure in these unfortunate events. But I urge that we learn from them. In our communities, our state, and our country, there should be a message of hope, of tolerance, of unity. We cannot afford the high cost words of divisiveness and cruelty leave in their wake.

“I wish Senator Artiles the best, and I hope that, upon reflection, he finds consolation in knowing that his actions, today, show the contrition demanded, and the Senate was owed.”