Republican Politician Resigns After Grindr Scandal
BY Winston Gieseke
August 28 2011 2:35 PM ET
Roberto Arango, the Republican senator from Puerto Rico who made news Friday when explicit photos appeared on his alleged Grindr profile, presented his letter of resignation Sunday.
The news was conveyed by a spokesman for the New Progressive Party (PNP) in the Senate. "After a conversation I had yesterday with Sen. Roberto Arango, in the afternoon, I received a letter of resignation from his position as legislator,” he said in a statement.
The senator’s resignation will be effective August 31.
The statement called the circumstances leading to the senator’s resignation “unfortunate,” adding that “I am confident that with the resignation of the legislature [we] can terminate this case and focus on the discussion of issues important to our people.”
It was also reported that Sen. Larry Seilhamer will serve as interim spokesman for the majority and the presidency of the Committee on Rules and Calendar, to a meeting of the New Progressive Party caucus in the Senate.
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