By Kyle James  |  01-28-2018   News
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Senator Marco Rubio's office announced late Saturday night that the Florida senator has fired his chief of staff over "allegations of improper conduct" with a subordinate.

Rubio himself issued a statement saying, "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."

"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.

The statement did not identify his former chief of staff's name but it is known Politico reported his name to be Clint Reed. The Republican lawmaker flew from Florida to Washington D.C. Saturday and "terminated his employment effective immediately."

Reed started working for Rubio during his run for president as well as his efforts ahead of the Iowa caucuses. He also ran Rubio's 2016 Senate campaign after he left the presidential race replacing his longtime adviser Albert Martinez.

Rubio's statement went on to say, "We have taken steps to ensure that those impacted by this conduct have access to any services they may require now or in the future. Pursuant to the wishes of those victimized by this conduct, we will not be disclosing any further details about the incidents which occurred."

His office said they would not disclose any more details "pursuant to the wishes of those victimized by this conduct" and is set to officially notify the appropriate Congressional and Senate administrative offices on Monday when they reopen.

Rubio's longtime scheduler and current deputy chief of staff will be acting as his interim chief of staff for the time being.

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Source: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/28/rubio-fires-chief-of-staff-for-improper-relations-with-subordinates-373776

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