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 RubioDems have new moniker for Trump: ‘Unindicted co-conspirator' John Kelly’s exit raises concerns about White House future Rubio: We don’t need direct evidence crown prince ‘ordered the code red’ on Khashoggi killing 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 SchatzGiuliani attack on Twitter prompts backlash Bipartisan lawmakers call for investigation into VA amid issues with GI Bill benefit payments A Senate vote for Kraninger is a vote against Main Street 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 DeSantisGillum reached out to O’Rourke amid 2020 speculation: report Lewandowski, Florida state senators tussle over Trump's influence on midterms: report Can the climate movement survive populism? Lessons from 'yellow vest' protests 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.