CREATED Nov. 27, 2013
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Governor Rick Scott joined fellow Republicans and called on Rep. Trey Radel to step down.
"Trey is going through a tough time. My prayers and my wife's prayers are with his family. I agree with the party chairman we have to hold all our elected officials to the highest standard," said Gov. Scott.
The chair of the Republican Party of Florida released a statement earlier in the week saying it would be best if Radel resign as well following his cocaine bust in October.
However, with mounting pressure from government officials, more viewers, like Leila from Fort Myers are hoping Radel sticks to his promise of getting back to work for Southwest Florida.
"Trey Radel should stay because he seems to listen and care about Lee County and the people in Lee County," said Leila.
Barbara from Naples said, "He is being targeted in my opinion by the media and the Republicans because of his conservative stand on issues. Most of those in Washington have something they are hiding. Trey definitely deserves another chance."
Radel is seeking help at a Naples rehab after admitting to struggling with addiction. One viewer wrote in an email, "He is imperfect like all of us, he made a mistake and admitted it and is getting help. Give him a break!"
Bill from Sanibel called Fox Four and said, "I believe he has destroyed any credibility he has had and can no longer be an effective legislator in Washington."
"Yes, people are allowed mistakes but you only make them on your own dime, you can't make it on the tax payers," said another viewer.