As you may have heard, Tea Party Congressman Trey Radel — the self-proclaimed “hip-hop congressman” who live-tweeted his review of Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail earlier this year — pled guilty this week to purchasing an 8-ball of cocaine from an undercover cop. He has also announced that he’s taking a leave of absence to enter a drug treatment program.
Naturally, Stephen Colbert had something to say about the whole thing.
“Apparently (Radel) forgot the part of the Tea Party story where you dump the product in the harbor before the cops show up,” Colbert quipped on his show last night. “Personally, I hated to lose a Congressman who was so fiscally conservative that I’m sure he snorted his blow through a one dollar bill. And so committed to family values, folks, that he actually voted to drug test people who received food stamps. He’s not a hypocrite, because he doesn’t get food stamps from the government. Just his paycheck.”