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Florida Secretary of State resigns after reveal of blackface photos

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Florida Secretary of State resigns after reveal of blackface photos

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Republican Florida Secretary of State Michael Ertel.

1/25/19
Florida Secretary of State Michael Ertel resigned Thursday, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' office confirmed, on the same day that photos of him in blackface at a party nearly 15 years ago were publicly revealed. "I am submitting my resignation as Florida Secretary of State effective immediately," Ertel said in an email sent to DeSantis Thursday afternoon, provided by the DeSantis' office to CNN. "It has been an honor to serve you and the voters of Florida." DeSantis' press office said in an email to CNN that "the governor accepted Secretary Ertel's resignation." DeSantis was sworn in earlier this month, with Ertel's tenure lasting just under a month. Ertel could not be immediately reached for comment.

That was fast. Ertel wasn't even in office long enough to suppress any African-American votes.

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The upset over 'blackface' is ridiculous. BUT...what he chose to go as IN blackface was pretty disgusting and worthy of him resigning.

People dont think.
 

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Overreaction. This is partially, at least, the responsibility of our unreasonable political correctness forcing extreme responses.

We are not thinking about a practical approach to dealing with things people do that are social problem, ultimately sending these people back to the private sector with no real indication that a lesson was learned or that they changed their attitudes about these things. It is just out of sight out of mind instead of a desire to see betterment out of people doing stupid things.
 

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Florida Secretary of State resigns after reveal of blackface photos

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Republican Florida Secretary of State Michael Ertel.



That was fast. Ertel wasn't even in office long enough to suppress any African-American votes.

Related: Florida Secretary of State Resigns After Blackface Photos Surface

The blackface thing doesn't bother me. I wouldn't personally do it, but to each his own. It was the callous slam at Hurricane Katrina victims that makes him a jerkoff.
 
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