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Republican Trey Radel 'Profoundly Sorry'

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  1. KingCheetah

    KingCheetah Contributing Member

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    Rep. Trey Radel arrested on cocaine charge

    Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., is "profoundly sorry" after being arrested Oct. 29 and charged Tuesday in Washington, D.C., for misdemeanor cocaine possession.

    "I struggle with the disease of alcoholism, and this led to an extremely irresponsible choice," Radel, who's serving his first term in the U.S. House, said in a statement Tuesday. "Believe me, I am disappointed in myself, and I stand ready to face the consequences of my actions.

    Somewhat ironically, Radel is the cosponsor of H.R. 1695, Justice Safety Valve Act of 2013, which would give judges more flexibility on sentencing in cases involving mandatory minimums. He's also gone on record as citing his favorite vacation spot as Cartagena, Colombia, which as of 2004 accounted for 80 percent of the world's cocaine production.

    Radel, 37, is a former television news anchor and conservative radio talk show host and represents southwest Florida. His election last year marked his first foray into politics.

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, remarked on the arrest in a statement: "Members of Congress should be held to the highest standards, and the alleged crime will be handled by the courts. Beyond that, this is between Rep. Radel, his family, and his constituents."

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    I am profoundly sorry....I got caught.
     
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    Meh. The guy likes cocaine. If I agreed with his politics, I'd vote for him regardless of his alcoholism or cocaine use.
     
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    He's also a hypocrite that voted a month before he was busted for mandatory drug testing for people receiving unemployment benefits.

    Perhaps it's the congressmen we should be worried about instead of some poor schmuck looking for a job?
     
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    "No big deal. He's cool in my book."
     
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    Mandatory drug testing for congress. Period. This shouldn't even be a discussion.
     
  7. Baba Booey

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    You'd think a politician would avoid using the "I am a drunk and that's why I did coke/crack" excuse after the Toronto fiasco.

    How a politician (or anyone) could be so stupid as to purchase cocaine from an undercover cop is beyond me.
     
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    I never said I agreed with his politics. Of course, if he decided to come out against the War on Drugs because of this, I'd probably support him in that regard. But to be a coke-head pushing for mandatory drug tests for those on unemployment is not a position I can support.
     
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    What pisses me off is that the guy got a year of probation and a $250 fine. Meanwhile if you're poor and black, the odds of getting a sentence that low are basically zero.
     
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    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, remarked on the arrest in a statement: "Members of Congress should be held to the highest standards,


    That would be a good start.
     
  11. B-Bob

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    But then he immediately said this was ultimately between the rep and his family and his constituents, backing away as quickly as he could from this smelly turd of a dude.
     
  12. XIrocket

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    Do you just throw stuff against the wall and hope it sticks....you have no evidence to support his claim...smh
     
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    Marion Barry says hello..Furthermore he kept get getting elected Mayor I wonder why?! lol smh
     
  14. Dairy Ashford

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    Nope, can't look for new ways to negate a federal election.
     

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