Florida State Senator Frank Artiles will resign Friday according to a report in the Miami Herald.

Artiles has come under fire over the last three days due to his racist and sexist tirade that made national headlines.


Initially Artiles seemed prepared to fight and stay in office.

“If every time a senator made a mistake or someone made a mistake that they were going to resign, we’d have half the Senate gone for whatever reason,” Artiles said to media on Wednesday.

Apparently that has changed now that supporters of his started to pull away from him.

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Rich Robinson is the CEO and publisher of Rise News. He is also a journalist and a native of Miami. Robinson graduated from the University of Alabama and can be followed on Twitter @RichRobMiami.