Cocaine bust derails fledgling GOP congressman

By Diverboone · Nov 23, 2013 · ·
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    Cocaine bust derails fledgling GOP congressman



    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — From the outset, U.S. Rep. Trey Radel — a brash and digitally savvy darling of the political right — was determined to make a name for himself. And so he has.
    Just 10 months after being sworn in as a member of Congress, the rookie Republican — who supported drug testing for food stamp recipients and championed cuts in sheep-farm subsidies, of all things — pleaded guilty to cocaine possession, took a leave of absence from politics and checked into a Naples rehabilitation center. It was his purchase of 3.5 grams of cocaine from an undercover officer in Washington's Dupont Circle neighborhood last month that caused it all to unravel.

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  1. kmak
    I personally think that it is hilarious that he was highly respected in the tea party.
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