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Rep. Trey Radel to Return to Congress After Cocaine Bust
NBC Miami ^ | Monday, Jan 6, 2014

Posted on 01/06/2014 12:56:09 PM PST by nickcarraway

A Florida congressman who pleaded guilty to cocaine-possession charges last year is returning to Congress.

Republican Rep. Trey Radel says he's looking forward to representing his southwest Florida constituents in Washington again after taking a leave of absence and undergoing treatment in a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcmiami.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: florida; treyradel

1 posted on 01/06/2014 12:56:09 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
No worse than saying illegal immigrants are doing nothing illegal.
2 posted on 01/06/2014 12:58:38 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: nickcarraway

Personally, I think congress should remove any drug-abusing congress critter from office, regardless of party affiliation. On the other hand, maybe they are all on drugs, maybe that is the problem.


3 posted on 01/06/2014 12:58:53 PM PST by erkelly (Never underestimate the stupidity of the stupid party!)
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To: nickcarraway

A “Rob Ford” Republican.


4 posted on 01/06/2014 12:59:42 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

Well, Rino..er Rick Scott wants him gone so he can’t be all bad.


5 posted on 01/06/2014 1:00:47 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: dfwgator

We should be careful before we quickly throw folks over the side of U.S.S. Conservative. Some can be rehab’ed and still have skills to offer. You can see the Dems have no such qualms. Lets not be so quick to empty our bench over this sort of matter. Now, if Radel was the sort to beat his wife and children, I would then say take him away, today.


6 posted on 01/06/2014 1:13:53 PM PST by lee martell
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To: lee martell; Clintonfatigued; darkangel82; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; BillyBoy

If it’s a choice between Radel and his execrable predecessor, Connie Mack IV, there is no question which one I prefer.


7 posted on 01/06/2014 1:21:43 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Why not? It’s what a Democrat would do. No more double standards.


8 posted on 01/06/2014 1:25:01 PM PST by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: nickcarraway

Get rid of him asap


9 posted on 01/06/2014 1:31:37 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: nickcarraway
If this man had any respect for the office, he would resign.

The Kennedys, Bill Clinton, and Eliot Spitzer have left a sorry legacy, indeed.

10 posted on 01/06/2014 1:33:17 PM PST by July4
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To: gura

So your idea is that all Republicans should become Democrats.


11 posted on 01/06/2014 1:41:18 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: lee martell

There are only several hundred people who get to be federal represenatives in a country of 300 million.

We can have higher standards than to accept this guy. At any rate, we should expect him to prove himself clean and sober for several years before coming back. Any shorter duration is not reliable that he’s really changed.


12 posted on 01/06/2014 1:46:58 PM PST by JediJones (The #1 Must-see Filibuster of the Year: TEXAS TED AND THE CONSERVATIVE CRUZ-ADE)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> Republican Rep. Trey Radel

Surprised it wasn’t in the headline. Thanks nickcarraway.


13 posted on 01/06/2014 1:47:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: nickcarraway

Noticed party affiliation as the first word, not in the 6th paragraph.


14 posted on 01/06/2014 1:54:00 PM PST by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: nickcarraway

His new nickname will be 8 ball.


15 posted on 01/06/2014 2:02:54 PM PST by dmz
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To: dmz

Jeff Flake?


16 posted on 01/06/2014 2:04:58 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Cold weather and snow blanket DC


17 posted on 01/06/2014 2:13:32 PM PST by stocksthatgoup (Take out the trash)
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To: nickcarraway; et al

FloriDUH doesn’t care....


18 posted on 01/06/2014 5:59:46 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (Had Enough Yet ?....... Enforce the Bill of Rights................................ It's the LAW !!!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; lee martell; Clintonfatigued; darkangel82; Impy; BillyBoy

It would only be a choice between Cokehead Radel and RINO Mack if Radel insists not only in serving out his term but in running for reelection despite defrauding his constituents. The FL-19 is the most conservative and Republican district south of Gainesville (60.6% for Romney and 56.9% for McCain), and its electors deserve a conservative Representative who not only can talk the talk, but also walk the walk. Frankly, I think that the voters made a mistake in 2012 in not nominating Byron Donalds, and I hope that they remedy the situation in a special election (should Radel stop acting selfishly and actually show contrition) or, if not, in the primary for the regular November election. http://www.byrondonalds.com/


19 posted on 01/06/2014 7:57:03 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what ma kes you think that he'll defend your rights?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Conservative cokehead who promises everything will be okay after he returns home from rehab vs. Pampered “electable” RINO douchebag who got his @$$ handed to him in a real contested race. Puke. I agree that we need Byron Donalds to throw his hat into the ring for the next election.


20 posted on 01/06/2014 8:59:47 PM PST by BillyBoy (Liz Cheney's family supports gay marriage. Do you?)
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To: lee martell; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; darkangel82; GeronL; gura

Sticking by a cokehead would cause us too many problems, I doubt he has “anything to offer” that would make it worth it. And frankly, we aren’t the democrats, we can and should do better than a cokehead.

Dead weight should be thrown overboard and barnacles removed from the hull.

Mack the lesser btw, is a barnacle. If it was an either/or question I would choose Radel over him but neither should be nominated.


21 posted on 01/07/2014 10:58:05 AM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

I agree with you. This guy needs to resign.


22 posted on 01/07/2014 11:10:45 AM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: nickcarraway

No, you just lose if you play by a different set of rules than your opponent.


23 posted on 01/07/2014 4:37:00 PM PST by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: nickcarraway
Ya know, I'm trying to figure out how to get busted for drugs, have an illegitimate child, beat my wife, be drunk all day, stiff your creditors, kill a mistress, and have a $174K a year job.

And no, I'm not talking exclusively about Ted Kennedy...

5.56mm

24 posted on 01/07/2014 4:41:35 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: dmz

25 posted on 01/07/2014 5:03:55 PM PST by gura (If Allah is so great, why does he need fat sexually confused fanboys to do his dirty work? -iowahawk)
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To: lee martell

Yes, let’s enable assholes who do not abide by the laws they make for the peons. Imperial presidency and cocaine snorting congressmen should be tolerated and embraced. All hail Americas royalty.


26 posted on 01/07/2014 5:10:39 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; darkangel82; GeronL; randita; Viennacon

State Rep. Paige Kreegel (R) has thrown his hat into the ring.

He placed third in the free-for-all 2012 primary, behind Radel and Chauncey Goss.


27 posted on 01/07/2014 6:24:49 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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