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Cocaine-snorting Republican congressman Trey Radel to resign

Trey Radel, the US congressman who pleaded guilty to cocaine possession last year, is resigning on Monday, his office said. The first-term Republican representing southern Florida was to announce his resignation in a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, a Radel spokesman told AFP. Radel, 37, was arrested in October…

House GOP unlikely to discipline coke-sniffing Rep. Trey Radel, but ethics watchdog files complaint

Despite a guilty plea on cocaine charges, Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL) insists he won’t resign and will likely avoid disciplinary action from House Republicans. But an ethics watchdog filed a complaint against the Republican lawmaker, saying he should be expelled. An aide told Politico that House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)…

Stewart on coke-sniffer Rep. Trey Radel: Being a hip-hop conservative just as ridiculous as being a ‘smooth-jazz anarchist’ or a ‘disco Nazi’

Jon Stewart took aim at the self-proclaimed “hip-hop conservative” lawmaker busted for cocaine possession. First-term Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL) pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of cocaine possession and was sentenced to one year of supervised probation after he bought the drug Oct. 29 as part of a sting operation. Stewart…

Florida tea party lawmaker busted on cocaine charge voted to require drug tests for food stamp recipients

Freshman Tea Party Rep. Trey Radel (R-FL) will appear in court on Wednesday to face charges of cocaine possession, Politico reported. The 37-year-old former journalist could be fined up to $1,000 and faces a maximum of 180 days in jail if found guilty. He was arrested on Oct. 29 and…

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