Senator Marco Rubio of Florida announced late Saturday that he had fired his chief of staff after allegations of improper conduct.
After an internal investigation, he determined that the employee had “violated office policies regarding proper relations between a supervisor and their subordinates,” Mr. Rubio said in a statement posted to his website. “I further concluded that this led to actions which in my judgment amounted to threats to withhold employment benefits.”
Mr. Rubio’s statement did not identify his chief of staff by name. Clint Reed is listed in that position in the Washington Information Directory published by Congressional Quarterly; he also identified himself as the chief of staff on his social media accounts as of early Sunday.
Contact information for Mr. Reed was not available. He joined Mr. Rubio’s staff in December 2016 after managing his presidential campaign in Iowa, South Carolina and Florida.
Mr. Rubio’s statement said his office would “not be disclosing any further details about the incidents which occurred.” It said Mr. Rubio, a Republican, was directly informed of the allegations on Friday afternoon.