11/21/2013 09:21 am ET Updated Jan 25, 2014

Jon Stewart Takes Down Rep. Trey Radel For Drug Use Hypocrisy

On Thursday's "Daily Show," Jon Stewart took aim at Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.), who took a leave of office yesterday after his charge of cocaine possession was made public. Stewart took issue not only with Radel's cocaine use, but his seeming total misunderstanding of how cocaine functions in public life.

First of all, Radel billed himself as a "hip-hop Republican" -- which, in his understanding, draws on the philosophy of Public Enemy's "Fight the Power," except the power being the federal government.

Oh, and his favorite vacation spot is Cartagena, Colombia. "Anything that could have tipped us off he was a cocaine user?!" Stewart asked sarcastically.

But a Republican's confusion about rap and his love of South America is hardly unique, nor a reason to remove them from office. What is more significant, according to Stewart was his public policy stances that included asking welfare recipients to pass a drug test before finding themselves eligible for food stamps.

Check out the full clip of Stewart's dismay with Radel above.



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