By Jacob Engels
Capitol Hill and Florida are buzzing today with the news that freshman Congressman Trey Radel, who represents Florida’s 19th district was arrested and charged with misdemeanor cocaine possession in D.C. on October 29th. Radel faces a maximum of 180 days in jail, as well as a possible fine up to $1,000, according to Politico.
I am intrigued by a republican congressman with a penchant for hip hop, cocaine, and by my estimation probably marijuana. If I were in congress, I’d doubt it would stop me from entertaining my vices, whatever those may be….and justifiably so. Can you imagine how stressful it is to be an elected official.
However, I am sure the Republican leadership, SOME voters back home, and Democrats all see this as an opportunity or burden.
Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post. Along with the Post, he owns several other businesses and is currently enrolled at Valencia College. Jacob has lived in Avalon Park since it’s founding and enjoys playing with his black Labradoodle Jasper, listening to indie rock, and seeking out new business ventures. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org