Which GOP bigwig is gunning for Menendez’s seat?
Meglen has zero experience in port security. But Menendez used a Senate hearing last summer to lobby for enforcement of the contract Melgens company has with the Dominican government. Menendez also met w/ Obama State and Commerce dept officials, though he was careful not to mention Melgen by name.
Meglen announced that one of Menendezs longtime senior legislative aides, Pedro Pablo Permuy, will be in charge of operations, according to Melgens cousin and legal mouthpiece Vinicio Castillo Seman. The contract is estimated to be worth up to $1 billion over the next 20 years, according to The Miami Herald.
Know-nothing Menendez denies any knowledge of his veteran aides involvement with the company, of course. Or rather, his lips have issued another in a long line of denials. Wait, theres more.
While Melgen shelled out millions to Menendez and the Democratic Party over the years, he is a serial tax evader. The jet-setting doc incurred liens of $1.3 million before 2002, $6.2 million in 2011, and a still outstanding $11.1 million lien between 2006-09.
FBI and HHS are now sifting through boxes of documents carted away during last weeks raid of Melgens offices WRT Medicare fraud. The feds finally acted after a document shredding truck was spotted outside Melgens clinic.
So far, the magical D after Sen. Sleaze-Bobs name has conferred supernatural immunity upon him. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid stubbornly clung to his assertion this week that his friend Menendez did nothing wrong. But the mountains of Things Menendez Should Have Known But Conveniently Overlooked and Things Menendez Should Have Done But Conveniently Forgot just keep growing.
Why does anyone think they can get away with lies like this now that almost all records are searchable? Years ago I worked with a guy who claimed he had taught at Harvard. He got away with for years until it finally came out that he had once been a sixth grade teacher in the little town of Harvard Massachusetts.
Slightly OT, but if Harvard, Yale and the University of Missouri have no problem verifying Melgen’s claims of association with them, then why do Occidental, Columbia and Harvard have problems addressing similar claims by Obastard? Is it because Melgen has an important role as a Medicare shyster which is obviously much more important than Leader of the Free World?
The rest of the charges could come later as they gather more proof about the extent of his medicare fraud.
There is a strategic opportunity here to gain a Senate seat for the GOP.
If the GOP thought like Dems(remember Jim Jeffords,etc.?), they would work to expose Menendez and build the pressure for his resignation.
Because NJ has a Republican Governor, who then is free to appoint a replacement Senator until an election takes place(ie.e similar to MA where Duval appointed a replacement for Kerry until a new election takes place).
Dems would pull out all the stops if the roles were reversed. Why? Because incremental gains are still gains.
But the GOP will blow this. Christie will appoint a Dem if he gets a chance, all in the name of fairness, and the voters have spoken.
Dems would never allow that to happen.
The GOP should be trying to turn conservative Dem Senators one by one.
But no, it is far more important to wage war on their biggest bloc of support—the Conservatives.
Because once we get rid of those pesky conservatives, the blacks, Asians, and Hispanics are gonna vote for the GOP in droves.
hey, it worked for Obama!
I don’t know why but none of my friends believe me when I tell them was a Harverd professor and a graduate of Yail. I’m now teaching at Stanferd.
Hitler is ranting about Menendez ripping him off -
All three denied any record to support his credentials,sounds like he’s onto the Obama gig.
This turkey may have an optometrists degree and bought an ophthalmology degree from a diploma mill.