CUTTING TIES

Marco Rubio Fires Chief of Staff After Misconduct Claims

Sen. Marco Rubio has fired his chief of staff over allegations of “improper conduct,” his office announced late Saturday. “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 in a statement. The Florida Republican did not identify his chief of staff by name and said his office “will not be disclosing any further details about the incidents which occurred” at the request of those victimized. Rubio said he first learned of the allegations on Friday, and he flew to Washington, D.C., on Saturday to terminate his staffer’s employment “effective immediately.” The alleged misconduct will also be reported to the appropriate Congressional and Senate administrative offices on Monday, he said.