Sen. Bob Menendez’s (D-N.J.) New Jersey colleague has responded to the growing controversy surrounding the senator’s ties to a doctor who was recently raided, and he’s not exactly doing Menendez any favors. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), in comments reported by the Star-Ledger, left open the possibility that the allegations against Menendez could have merit: “If there are infractions as they are reported, it’s too bad,” Lautenberg told reporters. “There a lot that’s said and covered, but I for one know Bob as a very capable United States senator, and I’m sorry to see him in this position,”
Yeah it’s just terrible that poor upstanding Menendez got caught having sex (for hire) with underage girls. Just a darn rotten shame. He is so capable and stuff. The first thing out of this fossils mouth should have been some inking of concern for the victim underage girls) and not for the Perp!
~~“(He) has built an almost sterling reputation for a lot of years and our hope is that this, what we’re hearing, is not as it’s presented,” Lautenberg said. “I think Bob will survive this with his good work. This is a terrible tragedy. And we’re not yet sure what all of the facts are.”~~
Dems do have a sense of humor - Menendez is to replace Kerry as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee. Who understands foreign affairs better than this deviant?
If this child abuser does resign, perhaps Obama will appoint him to be our ambassador to the Dominican Republic. He could fill the embassy with the 12 and 13 year girls he prefers. As Democrats love to say, It´s for the children.
The two senators from NJ, Lautenberg and Menendez, have hardly brought home the bacon from DC over the years. Menendez takes little interest in general NJ issues, unless it has an Hispanic slant to it. Lautenberg was unheard from for ages until Chris Christie cancelled the ´tunnel to Macy´s basement´ multi-billion dollar boondoggle project, and then he suddenly had a hissy fit. Doubtful he can even find his own way back to NJ from DC.
Is the tragedy that he got caught or is it a tragedy because some liberal media bozo says it is? The tragedy is that a loser such as Mendez goes to a foreign country to use young girls for his pleasure--the victims he used this time, and this is probably not the first time speaks volumns about this sorry guy´s character. The tragedy will be that he won´t be censured by the Senate, and it will all fade away--as usual for dems.
Whenever a Democrat/liberal/leftist goes ´astray´ the MSM displays a lot of understanding and sympathy for the alleged or outright perpetrator. For instance - "What a terrible thing to have happened to this outstanding and honorable public servant. We must all gather round now and give him our support."
Menendes is just another self fulfilling creep senator driven by his own lust. Imagine how his brain works toward his job as senator in the U.S.. Just another poor example of the Morons "running" (Ruining) our Govt.
In full display is the moral fibre of the people running our government. This is precisely why there is no leadership and explains the lack of constitutional adherence. These perverted people are running everything based on their sense of twisted, sinnister values. Character does have consequences.
Not certain it was just little girls. Remember he replaced Jon Corzine-why isn´t he in a cell with Madoff? Christie should be ashamed of himself for covering up for these criminals. As a Republican/s he should be pushing them out the door. Will Christie appoint a republican or Booker?
Menendez was appointed the the US Senate by then Governor Jon Corzine. Shorty after, he was investigated for renting his childhood home to a non profit group, for the sum of $300,000.00, while he obtained Federal Funds for that same group. It was thought that the group was paying inflated rents to Menendez as part of a deal.
The person who spearheaded that particular 2006 investigation was the partner of NJ Judge Patty Schwartz. The same Patty Schwartz that Obama nominated as Judge to the US Court of Appeals, for the Third Circuit, who´s nomination Menendez held up.
Senator Menendez also accepted illegal campaign contributions, to the sum of $46,900.00 from Joseph Bigia. Senator Menendez claimed he didn´t know, and said he would donate the money to charity.
Menendez also served on the probe of MF Global, the company once ran by Jon Corzine.
Democrats always come up with these horrible sexual perverts. Democrats have no decency, morals or shame. First their was FDR, then John Kennedy, then Teddy Kennedy, then Bill Clinton and now Senator Menedez. Democracts re-elected Teddy Kennedy to the Senate nine times, after he drove Mary Jo off that bridge. I would not have let Teddy Kennedy drive my daughter anywhere.
You have a serial whoremonger crooked DEMOCRAT senator caught with his knickers down and the silence from the MSM, the Nags and the usual suspects is deafening. And the idiots who run the GOP want to be "liked" by the MSM.
Our "lawmakers" are crooks - out for themselves. What else can we expect? They make the rules, they get away with murder. Only when their fellow crooks get skittish about their own power do we see anyone knocked off their pedestal.
Seems to me that any rat aspiring candidate just has to get the approval of the unions and they´re set for life.
No Profiles in Courage in the rat party!
Did anyone else notice that recently Menendez was on the national news making statements about current events? I just figured the MSM was under orders to try to give the rat cover.
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I have never been much of a conspiracy theorist. For me it was always Oswald by himself from the Texas School Book Depository and nothing in the intervening fifty years has disabused me of this notion. For the most part, I’m an Occam’s Razor kind of guy — the most obvious explanation is likely to be true. (Snip) To put it bluntly, Occam’s Razor has moved. Things that were once possibilities now seem almost certainties to me. Principal among those is that Obama’s academic records are perpetually unavailable for a reason — and that reason is most likely that they reveal
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Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
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