November 20th, 2013
05:44 PM ET
11 months ago

Radel went to Washington to do 'the right thing'

Washington (CNN) - Trey Radel loves hip-hop. He is an avid user of Twitter. His real name is Henry Jude Radel III. He represents parts of the southwest Florida coast in Congress. He said he came to Congress to do "the right thing."

He also just pleaded guilty to misdemeanor cocaine possession.

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  1. Sniffit

    Wow...so let me get this straight:

    Admitted criminal behavior leading to probation for buying and doing Schedule 1 narcotics...and even being so stupid as to invite the undercover cop to do them with you = fluff piece clearly intended to generate sympathy and forgiveness, no demands from anyone for his resignation (least of all the MSM) and Boehner saying "this is between Rep. Radel, his family, and his constituents."

    BUT...accidentally publically tweeting a picture of your junk intended for your consenting adult sexting buddy and thereby committing zero crimes, albeit an act of marital infidelity = immediate ostracizing followed by demands from all walks of congresscritters and the MSM for resignation, non-stop humiliation in the news and refusal by anyone, especially the MSM, to talk about anything else even years later when you try to re-enter the political sphere, etc. etc. (well know the Ballad of Carlos Danger).

    When are you scheduled to publish a fluff piece about Radel's heroic recovery and inspirational comeback, CNN? IOKIYAR

    November 20, 2013 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    Not the right thing at all..........and he should be held accountable for that.

    November 20, 2013 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  3. Randy, San Francisco

    Rep Radel should keep his pledge and do the right thing by resigning.

    November 20, 2013 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  4. Bill

    "Trey Radel loves hip-hop. He is an avid user of Twitter. His real name is Henry Jude Radel III. He represents parts of the southwest Florida coast in Congress. He said he came to Congress to do "the right thing." " And he soon will be an ex-Congressman. What a clown.

    November 20, 2013 06:48 pm at 6:48 pm |
  5. Jonathon Powelly

    Yes, he was high on his way to do the right thing.

    November 20, 2013 07:21 pm at 7:21 pm |
  6. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Oh Boo Hoo! I have a problem! Boo Hoo! Please don't make me give up my cushy, do nothing job! Boo Hoo!

    November 20, 2013 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  7. Rusty Krus

    He wanted to do the "right thing"... Like trying to make food stamp recipients take drug tests before they can collect their meager stipend for the month. Just another Republican, piece of garbage hypocrite.

    November 20, 2013 07:47 pm at 7:47 pm |
  8. S. B. Stein

    Was the right thing to get caught with illegal drugs? I think that he should be put in jail for at least for a little bit.

    November 20, 2013 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  9. Thomas

    He said he came to Congress to do "the right thing."

    Another washington outsider looking to do the right thing .

    Scot Walker / Trey Radel 2016
    Bright lights , Big city , went to my baby's head

    November 21, 2013 02:06 am at 2:06 am |