Voted to Drug Test People on Food Stamps. Got Busted For Cocaine Possession

Rep. Trey Radel, a Florida Republican elected in 2012.

I had a conversation with a friend about legalizing medical marijuana and that, of course, led to a convo about drug testing. We talked about how messed up it is that politicians want to drug test food stamp recipients but a number of those in support of it are on drugs as well. Our tax dollars pay for them and they are doing way harder drugs that marijuana. And then I came across this article:

Rep. Trey Radel charged with cocaine possession

Boom! Perfect example. The article pretty much says he is not resigning and could face 180 days in jail and a $1000.00 fine. The plot thickened when I came across this article:

Trey Radel, Busted On Cocaine Charge, Voted For Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients

Radel voted to drug test food stamp recipients. However, soon after, Radel had to resign after getting caught purchasing cocaine. This article Ex-Congressman Trey Radel’s Record Expunged talks about how Radel plead guilty to his charges and got probation. However, his probation was terminated early and his record was expunged. So it’s like it never happened.

People on welfare do not have the luxury of getting probation after being caught red handed purchasing drugs. If they are true criminals, they will slip and the police will catch them. In the mean time help feed families that do not have the privilege or second chances some congressmen do.


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