Rep. Trey Radel is getting help for his addiction, as promised.
“Today, I checked myself into a facility to seek treatment and counseling,” the Florida Republican said in a statement shared with CQ Roll Call. “It is my hope, through this process, I will come out a better man. I will work hard to gain back the trust and support of my constituents, friends and most importantly, my family.”
The news comes one day after his conviction on a misdemeanor charge for possession of cocaine and a press conference in Cape Coral, Fla., during which he announced he was taking a leave of absence from Congress and promised to seek “intensive” inpatient treatment.
While Radel is back in southwest Florida, his Washington, D.C. office remains open for business. The door to his first-floor Longworth office was unlocked, lights were on, and staffers were present.