Not only should he NOT resign, he needs to be arrogantly defiant. Maybe double down and smoke some weed too. I am dead serious. I am sick of all the weak apologizing. The Dems get away with being in your face defiant. It works.
This is one of the little negatives as the Tea Party enthusiasm progresses. Wannabe players will toss their name around and pretend to be good-standing citizens and supporting Tea Party values.
The truth is....you generally know a limited amount of information about these characters. Maybe the majority are clean and good decent leaders. But as we see in this case....Radel was screwed up before the election process, and screwed up after the election process.
Let him resign, and let the Governor appoint some guy as a temp. That West guy could fill the seat till elections.
Bottom line....we clean up our mess and proceed on.
The media is salivating because he voted for drug testing for food stamp recipients.
Back when I was an undercover DC cop (70s), the Hill was the best place to score nose candy.
Some years ago, the Congressional GOP came up with the brilliant idea of holding members of Congress to a higher standard by forcing a member to resign if they were charged with any kind of felony. Them Democrats kept their mouths shut. When the GOP couldn’t get support to make it law, they decided to lead by setting an example and at make it a rule for members on their own side of the aisle. The Democrats kept their mouths shut. This guy is toast, just because he is GOP and must follow the others that have been forced off the Hill because of some stupid poison pill the GOP forced on itself years ago.
If they want to talk cocaine use among politicians, i say go for it. It will open the door to discuss a certain person’s sel-admitted coke use..... lots of it. Our country is still seeing the residual effects of that one. Maybe some enterprising journalist can interview his Hawaiian classmate. Come on NBC, bring it on.
Everyone clamors for drug tests for welfare recipients. How about drug tests for all elected officials? They are the real welfare recipients.
He justhasto change his party affiliation todemocrat and all willbeforgiven.
Take a look and see if there were any bills that the establishment wanted him to support but he refused to get on board with. No one is allowed near any position of power without first being thoroughly corrupted and subject to blackmail.