Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has deleted a pair of poorly timed tweets praising University of Florida quarterback Treon Harris a day before Harris was accused of sexual assaulting a female student.
Rubio sent the congratulatory tweets following Harris' football game Saturday. The next morning, however, Harris allegedly sexually assaulted a female student on campus. By Monday the university had suspended the quarterback and begun an investigation.
UPDATE: Rubio deleted the tweet on Wednesday and followed with a tweet calling sexual violence on campus "a serious national problem."
Here at the tweets archived by the Sunlight Foundation's site Politiwoops:
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