Sean Hannity and Ann Coulter say Radel should resign
FORT MYERS, Fla. - Hundreds packed into Books A Million in Fort Myers Saturday to see Fox News Contributors Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity.
"I like that Ann is so straight forward and she doesn't back down, you know," Jean Ann Harcourt, who is visiting from Indiana, said.
Coulter and Hannity held a question and answer session with the audience, but Fox 4 wanted to know how they feel about Congressman Trey Radel.
"I only wish him and his family the very best, I wish him a speedy recovery," Hannity said. "It probably would be in his best interest to get out of the public eye for a while. You have someone like Connie Mack who can step in right away and take his place."
Radel has shown no indication he will resign after pleading guilty to cocaine possession last month and spending 28 days in a Naples rehabilitation facility.
"As long as it's a solidly Republican district, I am a little brutal," Coulter said. "You can find someone else, no?"
Coulter said she was a little shocked when she heard the news.
"I know a lot of people and I have a lot of friends and none of them are buying cocaine," Coulter said.
Coulter says she thinks it's in the Republican Party's best interest for Radel to bow out.
"Now, people in the district may have strong feelings, they love him, they've been good to him blah blah blah, but I'm not completely dismissing that. But from my perspective, all I want is a majority Republican in the House," Coulter said.
Coulter was in town promoting her new book, 'Never Trust A Liberal Over 3--Especially a Republican.'