NAPLES, Fla - A friend and supporter of Representative Trey Radel (R-FL) says he's not sure if he will support the Congressman after he admitted to using cocaine Wednesday.
Naples mayor John Sorey spoke to Radel Wednesday about his drug scandal. He says he never saw any warning signs before this all happened.
"I told him I was very disappointed, that I was embarrassed for him and embarrassed for our community," says Sorey. "I have no tolerance for this kind of activity. For myself, or any elected official, or any non-elected official."
Sorey says he's known Radel since his days at WINK-TV, but only recently got to know him when he was the Republican nominee for Southwest Floirda's Congressional seat. "I have been with him socially. I've been with him at dinner. I have never seen him any excess drinking. He's always on his game," says Sorey.
Sorey says he hopes the Congressman gets the help he needs, but says a second term will be up to the voters. "He made a really bad mistake and I think he turned an easy election into a probably a pretty difficult election."
Mayor Sorey says, based on what he is hearing, he expects a number of people will file to run in the Republican primary against Radel in 2014.