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Rep. Rick Larsen fires staffers who apparently chronicled their on-the-job drinking on Twitter
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) ' U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen has fired three staffers who apparently chronicled their on-the-job drinking exploits, including taking shots of Jack Daniels at their desks, via Twitter.
The Everett Herald (http://bit.ly/sWPlKI) reports that Larsen, a Democrat, fired the trio Thursday after learning of their Twitter activity.
A statement from his office says Larsen is disappointed and wants to make clear such behavior will not be tolerated.
The three ' legislative assistants Seth Burroughs and Elizabeth Robbee and legislative correspondent Ben Byers ' worked in Larsen's Washington, D.C., office.
Their Twitter accounts had been deleted by Thursday, but not before a conservative political blog, The Northwest Daily Marker, posted screenshots of the tweets.
Information from: The Daily Herald, http://www.heraldnet.com