His former chief of staff has been identified as Clint Reed.
Florida Senator Marco Rubio fired his chief of staff over the weekend and the details are being kept secret. Though Rubio refrained from naming his chief of staff directly in a press release, the identity of the man has been confirmed to be Clint Reed. Reed has been with Rubio since 2016 after spending seven years working for political consulting firm Impact Management Group in Little Rock, Ark., according to Arkansas Times. In a statement released by Sen. Rubio’s office, the politician flew from Miami to Washington to fire Reed personally.
“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,” read the release issued on Jan. 27. “I further concluded that this led to actions which in my judgement amounted to threats to withhold employment benefits.”
Rubio added: “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. We will be formally notifying the appropriate Congressional and Senate administrative offices of this matter when they return to work Monday morning.”
There have been no follow up statements about the incident.