Posted on | January 30, 2013 | 22 Comments
It was the Wednesday before Election Day when the story broke that Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) had been caught patronizing prostitutes during trips to the Dominican Republic aboard the private jet of a Florida ophthalmologist. The mainstream media suppressed the news, as they habitually suppress all news not favorable to Democrats. But it’s a little harder to ignore the story once there’s an FBI raid:
FBI agents late Tuesday night raided the West Palm Beach business of an eye doctor suspected of providing free trips and even underage Dominican Republic prostitutes to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J. — who has denied what he calls the “fallacious allegations.” . . .
The investigation is believed to be focusing on [Dr. Salomon] Melgen’s finances and the allegations about Menendez’s trips and contact with prostitutes. . . .
Melgen has an outstanding IRS lien of $11.1 million for taxes owed from 2006 to 2009, according to records filed with the Palm Beach County recorder’s office. A previous IRS lien for $6.2 million was released in 2011.
Despite those financial problems, Melgen and his family have contributed at least $357,000 to candidates and committees since 1998, according to Florida and federal campaign records. Of that, the Melgens have contributed about 9 percent to Menendez’s federal campaigns.
New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez abruptly left a press conference on Hurricane Sandy aid ahead of other Senate Democrats on Monday. While it’s unclear why Menendez left the presser early, the move came amid building pressure concerning a scandal involving allegations he solicited prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. . . .
Menendez told Breitbart News’ Kerry Picket that he wasn’t “going to dignify that story” when she asked him for comment on the FBI inquiry into his alleged solicitation of prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. Menendez had a similarly abrasive confrontation with The Daily Caller’s Nicholas Ballasy on Monday.
Why haven’t feminist blogs said anything about this? Do they think it’s OK for Democrat senators to have sex with underaged prostitutes? Let’s ask noted feminist hero Harry Reid:
“I always consider the source . . . and all anyone here has to look at is the source where this comes from. It’s — it’s a source that has brought up a lot of non-issues. . . . I’ve told you how I feel about the source of this stuff. It’s really very, very typical for the source.”
Let’s remind everyone that this is the same Harry Reid who repeatedly insisted that “sources” told him that Mitt Romney was a tax-cheating felon, while Reid insisted that the burden of proof was on Romney to prove himself innocent.
Right: Who believes what those jailbait hookers say?
UPDATE: Oliver Barie reports at Viral Read:
Mr. Menendez is also under federal investigation for his activities in the Dominican Republic with an underage prostitute. The woman, now of age, provided testimony that she had sexual relations with the Senator several times at the age of 16.
While Mr. Menendez is busy rearranging his plaque in the Senate Chambers and playing the role of de facto Chairman for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a massive storm is brewing. And once again, New Jersey is in the path of destruction.
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