Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., said Thursday he has no plans to resign from Congress after being arrested trying to purchase cocaine in October, and that it was his struggles with alcoholism that led him to use the drug.
"I love what I do and I'm going to return to what I do, what you sent me to do in Washington D.C., which is working for you and your family while I relish mine," Radel said in a press conference following his release from a Florida rehab center.
Radel said he has used cocaine only “a handful of times,” and insisted he was never impaired while voting or carrying out any of his other congressional responsibilities.
“Alcohol does not work for me… It led me down a path that that slowly and surely chipped away at my relationship with my wife, my child and God," Radel said. "And it led to really bad decisions, which put me here today."
Representative Trey Radel wants you to understand one thing--his drug use is perfectly normal and recreational but yours isn't so he won't resign from office because shut up that's why.
I get the gist of what he's saying--I'm better than you because it didn't impair me and I only did it a few times--but it should be noted that you can now do anything and not have to quit the House of Representatives. Mark Foley is probably howling over this, but who cares? It's the holidays and no one is paying attention.