The embattled Florida congressman said all members of Congress should be tested for drugs, when asked why he voted for a proposal included measures to drug test food-stamp recipients considering his own drug use. Radel, who was charged last month with cocaine possession, said Thursday he would not be resigning from Congress following his nearly month-long stint in rehab.
The Florida Republican announced at a news conference Wednesday night he will be taking a leave of absence after pleading guilty to cocaine possession.
“I’ve hit rock bottom,” Florida Rep. Trey Radel told the court Wednesday.
The unusual coalition includes neo-cons, libertarians, and anti-war Democrats.
“Immediately, hip-hop artists did what artists have been doing for centuries – they opened my eyes up to a whole new world.”
Republican Rep. Trey Radel of Florida, who BuzzFeed has called the “beat-mixing, gangsta rap-loving Tea Party congressman,” took some time on his way back to Washington D.C. to live-tweet Jay-Z’s new album.
A new breed of conservatives join liberal Democrats in opposition to NSA surveillance programs. “We’re not tied to the Bush administrations policies, which were also wrong,” said Rep. Justin Amash.
Rep. Trey Radel wants his fellow Republicans to get outside the echo chamber — and gain an appreciation for N.W.A.
“It’s appalling, it’s the most disgusting use of authority we’ve seen in a while,” said Rep. Trey Radel.