Tea Party Rep. Trey Radel to Resign 

The “hip-hop” congressman is expected to submit his letter of resignation, only months after being busted for cocaine procession in a sting operation.

Rep. Trey Radel
Rep. Trey Radel Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Updated Mon., Jan. 27, 12 p.m. EST: Rep. Trey Radel has officially sent in his letter of resignation to House Speaker John Boehner. In the brief letter, Radel spoke of his “personal struggles” that had “serious consequences” that pushed him to resign.

“It is my belief that professionally I cannot fully and effectively serve as a United States Representative to the place I love and call home, Southwest Florida,” he wrote, according to a copy of the letter obatined by Talking Points Memo. Radel’s resignation will be effective as of 6:30 p.m. EST Monday. 

The Republican also sent resignation notices to Florida’s Secretary of State Ken Detzner and Gov. Rick Scott.