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 RubioThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump escalates fight with NY Times The Hill's Morning Report - Can Bernie recapture 2016 magic? Venezuela puts spotlight on Rubio 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 SchatzDemocrats brush off GOP 'trolling' over Green New Deal GOP Green New Deal stunt is a great deal for Democrats Trump defends using DOD funds on border wall: 'Some of the generals think that this is more important' 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 DeSantisOvernight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — Drug pricing fight centers on insulin | Florida governor working with Trump to import cheaper drugs | Dems blast proposed ObamaCare changes Florida GOP governor working with Trump to import cheaper drugs from Canada DeSantis formally asks Trump to base Space Command in Florida 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.