Former Republican presidential candidate and amateur zoo-tweeter Newt Gingrich proffered some advice for Representative Trey Radel (R-FL), currently in rehab for a cocaine bust: don’t do it again.
“Does he come out of rehab genuinely changed or is it all a gimmick? If it’s a gimmick, he won’t survive,” Gingrich told Saint Peters Blog during a book tour stop in Naples over the weekend. “The example we had with [Anthony] Weiner in New York is that people will forgive you once. They won’t forgive you twice.”
Radel, a self-professed “hip-hop scholar” who was elected in to Congress in 2012, was arrested for cocaine use in October, a fact not disclosed until three weeks later. Radel announced a leave of absence from his seat two weeks ago.
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