Republicans Oust Florida Congressmen

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Republicans Oust Florida Congressmen

It seems that his cocaine charges are leading many to call for his resignation.

Trey Radel: Florida Republicans urge cocaine congressman to quit

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25099031

 

The Republican Party of Florida is calling on disgraced congressman Trey Radel to "resign immediately" after his conviction for cocaine possession.

Chairman Lenny Curry released a statement saying that the 37-year-old should quit and "focus his attention on rehabilitation and his family".

The father-of-one was given a year's probation last week at a Washington DC court.

He won election easily last year with the support of Tea Party activists.

But after last Wednesday's conviction, he was accused of hypocrisy as it was pointed out that he had recently voted for a bill containing a measure that mandated drug tests for poor Americans who apply for food aid.

 

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