MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Dade College’s Board of Trustees has reaffirmed its support for President Eduardo Padron who was caught up in a public firestorm after he criticized several Republican lawmakers.
Padron accused four GOP politicians of trying to kill a bill that would bring the college up a billion dollars in needed funds through a half cent sales tax increase over five years. He called those against the bill “bullies” and “ideologues.”READ MORE: Attorney: School Gunman Nikolas Cruz To Plead Guilty To Massacre; Parkland Families React
The 11 members of the Miami-Dade delegation fired back. They condemned his “uncivilized discourse” and demanded an apology.READ MORE: Nikolas Cruz Pleads Guilty In BSO Jail Guard Attack
Padron then sent a letter of apology. Rep. Eddy Gonzalez, the Hialeah Republican who chairs the Miami-Dade delegation, said the apology didn’t go far enough and should have been addressed to individuals, according to CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald.
On Monday, the college’s Board took a vote and unanimously supported Padrón and sales tax referendum.MORE NEWS: Parkland Survivor David Hogg On Potential Guilty Plea: 'It's Horrific That Our Community Has To Continue Going Through This'
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