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Rep. Larsen fires staffers for drinking on the job

Screen grab from the Website NW Daily Marker showing what it reports to be tweets from Rick Larsen staffers. The site has many more.

EVERETT, Wash. — 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 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.

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