LEE COUNTY, Fla. - There are now calls to investigate southwest Florida congressman Trey Radel only hours after his emotional apology on live television.
"I want to be a better man for you, for southwest Florida, and most importantly I want to be a better man for my family, my dad, my mother-in-law, my father-in-law, my wife and my lil guy."
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, simply known as CREW is calling for an investigation, saying there are a lot of questions about Radel's conduct, including who introduced him to cocaine? And with whom was he sharing his drugs?
"I'm sorry." An emotional congressman Trey Radel asks for forgiveness Wednesday night, the very same day he admitted in court to buying and using cocaine.
A judge sentenced Radel to one year probation and a 250 dollar fine after he was caught buying drugs Oct. 29th from an undercover officer.
But documents, obtained by WINK News, claim the probation and fine is not enough.
CREW is asking for a house ethics review, saying as a member of Congress who has lived in the District of Columbia for less than a year, how did he become acquainted with a cocaine dealer?
And has he been snorting cocaine with other members of Congress or Congressional staff?
House Speaker John Boehner didn't comment on the push for an investigation but says he believes members of Congress need to be held to the highest ethical standard."I think the issue with Mr. Radel, the issue is between he and his family, and his constituents."
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi expressed sympathy. "I feel sad for congressman Trey Radel and his family, and I'm glad that he's seeking care," she said.
The crew documents also say Radel has repeatedly violated criminal laws, and whether or not he suffers from a cocaine or alcohol addiction is irrelevant.