Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) agreed with the state party that Rep. Trey RadelHenry (Trey) Jude RadelEx-GOP rep: Ryan avoids Speakership to protect shot at higher office 2014's top scandals After yearlong absence, ex-congressman makes Twitter return MORE (R-Fla.) should resign from Congress after pleading guilty to cocaine possession last week. 

"I agree with the party chairman,” Scott told reporters at a groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning. 


“Trey is going through a tough time. My prayers and my wife's prayers are with his family. But we have to hold all of our elected officials to the highest standards.”

The state’s GOP chairman Lenny Curry said Monday night that Radel should step down to focus on his treatment, which he checked into last week. Radel’s office said the congressman hopes to return to Congress soon. 

— updated at 12:10 p.m.