A week ago, Miami Republican Reps. Lincoln and Mario Diaz-Balart, were lauding Gov. Charlie Crist's pick for a vacated Senate seat, saying George LeMieux "has already become a force to be reckoned with in Western Hemispheric affairs.''
Now they've turned their backs on Crist, but LeMieux -- a close Crist associate -- declined Tuesday to provide any backstory.
"I think the best thing to do is really to ask them," LeMieux said. He noted he had been working with the brothers on his efforts to block the nomination of Tom Shannon, the incoming US ambassador to Brazil, until the State Department agreed to some concessions.
"We've been working very closely on a lot of foreign policy issues," LeMieux said. "I've had private conversations with them about politics, but I really think the best thing is for you to speak to them."