House aides say Trey Radel has apologized to his Republican colleagues.

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The aides tell The A-P that Radel spoke briefly, but emotionally, during a closed-door meeting. They say he thanked those who reached out to him, saying he found a good support group. One aide says lawmakers responded with moderate applause. Radel has pleaded guilty to cocaine possession, and the House Ethics Committee has vowed an investigation. Radel says he does not intend to resign.