Rep. Trey Radel pleads guilty on charges of cocaine possession
Freshman Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possession of cocaine in a D.C. Superior Court judge Wednesday, after allegedly buying cocaine at a restaurant in Dupont Circle late last month.
There is, of course the matter the Florida demand for drug screens to be performed on people receiving public assistance, disability, or other taxpayer-funded instances. It seems to me that a U.S. House of Representative member should be held liable to the Florida standard for public funding. The House, according to John Boehner will deal with the matter through the courts.
Radel is being charged with a misdemeanor and will never see a day of jail time. One has to wonder what a homeless veteran arrested with an equal amount of cocaine would be charged with and how much time he or she would serve.
Way to go, teavangelists.