Updated at 6:59 p.m.

Embattled Rep. Trey Radel (R-Fla.) has no plans to resign his seat in Congress, he said Thursday, declaring a desire to return to Congress after being sidelined by a drug arrest.

"I love what I do and I'm going to return to what I do, what you sent me to do in Washington D.C., which is working for you and your family while I relish mine," Radel said at a news conference, according to the Associated Press.