Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Sen. Mel Martinez employee gets drunk, resigns

"Amanda Schweitzer of Florida resigned from the office of U.S. Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Florida), the senator's spokesman announced yesterday. Schweitzer allegedly screamed obscenities at police and reportedly lied about who she worked for after refusing to leave the stadium after BC's 28-17 loss to FSU on Sept. 17. Here's what the Martinez office had to say: 'The conduct alleged to have occurred is not consistent with the high standards required for employees of the United States Senate and accordingly, her resignation was accepted with regret.'"
  • "When news broke that Florida Sen. Mel Martinez's office was responsible for the embarrassing memo explaining how Republicans could exploit the Terri Schiavo case, the freshman Florida senator got his first taste of national ridicule."

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