Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) flew back to DC to fire his chief of staff after learning of improper conduct allegations.

The Hill reports:

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) announced late Saturday that he fired his chief of staff after he was made aware of allegations of improper conduct.

“Yesterday afternoon, I was made aware, for the first time, of allegations of improper conduct by my chief of staff while under the employment of my office,” Rubio said in a statement.

“By early this afternoon, I had sufficient evidence to conclude that while employed by this office, my chief of staff had violated office policies regarding proper relations between a supervisor and their subordinates.”

Rubio said he traveled from Florida to Washington, D.C., and “terminated his employment effective immediately.”

Here is Rubio’s full statement:


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