Rubio defends '3 point kick' analogy: 'You think everyone who follows politics knows what a field goal is?'

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioHillicon Valley: Georgia officials launch investigation after election day chaos | Senate report finds Chinese telecom groups operated in US without proper oversight Republican Senators ask FCC to ‘clearly define’ when social media platforms should receive liability protections Trump’s tweet on protester sparks GOP backlash  MORE (R-Fla.) is defending his use of the phrase “3 point kick” to make a football analogy while discussing Florida’s midterm elections, asking “you think everyone who follows politics knows what a field goal is?”

Rubio has been accusing Democrats of attempting to “steal” elections in Florida as the races for governor and Senate undergo recounts. 

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In one of those accusations on Twitter, Rubio tried to compare the recount situation to a NFL game.

“Imagine if NFL team was trailing 24-22 but in final seconds hits a 3 pt kick to win,” he wrote. “Then AFTER game lawyers for losing team get a judge to order rules changed so that last second field goals are only 1 point.”

Sen. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzSenate panel votes to require Pentagon to rename bases named after Confederates Defense bill turns into proxy battle over Floyd protests Trump calls New York Times ‘fake newspaper’ after headline change MORE (D-Hawaii) was one of many to call out Rubio for the tweet saying that “most people know what a field goal is.”

GOP Senate candidate Gov. Rick Scott and gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantisRonald Dion DeSantisGOP tentatively decides on Jacksonville for site of convention DeSantis pushing to host Republican National Convention in Florida Florida bars and theaters to reopen starting Friday, DeSantis says MORE (R) were both ahead when the votes went to a recount, which is triggered automatically in Florida if margins are within 0.5 percentage points.

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