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

Rubio defends '3 point kick' analogy: 'You think everyone who follows politics knows what a field goal is?'
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Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioFrustration boils over with Senate's 'legislative graveyard' Senate passes disaster aid bill after deal with Trump GOP senators work to get Trump on board with new disaster aid package 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 SchatzOvernight Energy: Democrats ask if EPA chief misled on vehicle emissions | Dem senators want NBC debate focused on climate change | 2020 hopeful John Delaney unveils T climate plan Democratic senators want NBC primary debate to focus on climate change Overnight Defense: Trump officials say efforts to deter Iran are working | Trump taps new Air Force secretary | House panel passes defense bill that limits border wall funds 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 DeSantisDHS official: Florida one of the 'best' states on election security, despite 2016 Russian hack Florida teacher arrested for loaded gun in backpack told reporter: 'Ask DeSantis' Trump officials not sending migrants to Florida after backlash 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.