Arza resigned after facing pressure to quit over profanity-laced voice mails he left for State Rep. Gus Barreiro, R-Miami Beach, in which he used the n-word. He told investigators he made the calls after drinking a lot of red wine, according to an affidavit filed in the case by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
"It hurts me that someone would classify me as a racist," he said in English. "That hurt me beyond my own recognition."
Arza, who is Cuban-American, said Wednesday his calls to Barreiro were made out of "frustration of eight months of being attacked unfairly for being a racist."