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As Grayson calls for Rubio to resign, liberal group files ethics complaint



It’s pick on Marco Rubio day.

Jumping on a Sun-Sentinel editorial calling for Marco Rubio to resign from the Senate is wanna-be replacement Alan Grayson. 

"Floridians have the reasonable expectation that Marco Rubio should show up to work, earn his pay of $14,500 each month, and do his job," Grayson said. "Instead of doing his job, however, Marco is conducting a vanity campaign for president.  He has missed as many as half of his votes. What kind of employee misses half of his work days, and then expects a promotion?"

Shortly before that, an email hit our in-box from the liberal American Democracy Legal Fund, which says it has filed a Senate complaint against Rubio, alleging he broke rules by fundraising on official time.

In a recent Fox News interview, taped from a Senate building, Rubio was asked about campaign resources and said "if somebody watching this program wants to help us, they should go to and chip in."

Rubio said it with a laugh but the group cites Senate rules that say "it is inappropriate to use any official resources to conduct campaign or political activities." Read the complaint here.

[Last modified: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 2:56pm]


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