The New York Times has been dragged kicking and screaming to the Robert Menendez scandal, but in an exhaustive story on the corrupt New Jersey Democrat and his ties to Democrat sugar daddy Salomon Melgen they somehow managed to ignore the reports of Menendez shortchanging the 16-year-old prostitutes in the Dominican Republic.
All the news that’s fit to print so long as it doesn’t hurt a prominent Democrat. But there is one rather juicy nugget that does make news.
Two years ago, Dr. Melgen, despite an apparent lack of experience in border security issues, bought an ownership interest in a company that had a long-dormant contract with the Dominican Republic to provide port security. Mr. Menendez, who is chairman of the Senate subcommittee that holds sway over the Dominican Republic, subsequently urged officials in the State and Commerce Departments to intervene so the contract would be enforced, at an estimated value of $500 million.
Hmm. No wonder Democrats are fleeing this guy in droves.
Reid defended the Menendez as a “friend” and “outstanding senator” but declined to discuss any details he may have had with the New Jersey lawmaker about media reports of allegations that he had sex with prostitutes in the Dominican Republic.
“First of all, Bob Menendez is my friend. He’s an outstanding senator. Any questions in this regard, direct to him. I don’t know anything about it,” Reid said.
U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, under fire for his alleged solicitation of underage prostitutes while traveling in the Dominican Republic, was pursued out of the congressional dinner in Washington D.C tonight by a horde of state and national media.
But the senator proved quicker than the press corps, heading directly for an elevator to be whisked away.
The senator all but ignored the pursuing journalists, giving nary a backward glance to one reporter’s shouts of “senator, did you sleep with prostitutes?”