Well, That Was Fast: Staffers Canned

Posted by on Dec 08, 2011 at 3:24 pm

They called it a “December to Remember”: a mission to spend the final month of the legislative session partying under the patronage of Rep. Rick Larsen.

Eight days into it, after a series of ill-advised tweets about their antics, three staffers for the Washington Democrat were fired Thursday after a local website detailed a series of wildly unprofessional tweets over four months—including drinking on the job and insulting the congressman, POLITICO has confirmed.

“Congressman Larsen and his staff became aware of the issue concerning the three staff members at noon EST. We became aware of the issue through a tweet referencing an article about the incident. Congressman Larsen immediately decided to fire the three staff members involved in the incident. The staff members were dismissed at 1:10 p.m. EST,” Larsen’s office said in a statement.

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