Skip to comments.Bob Menendez is corrupt. But is he much more corrupt than the rest of Washington?
Posted on 09/05/2017 10:29:49 PM PDT by Zakeet
Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and his wealthy donor Salomon Melgen engaged in "a corrupt pact spanning seven years," federal prosecutors allege. It was a "bribery scheme," in which Menendez got campaign contributions, chartered flights, luxury accommodations, and more. In return, the senator allegedly took "official action advancing the South Florida eye doctor's personal whims and business interests."
Menendez denies all these accusations, and in his defense he will argue that the hundreds of thousands in contributions and the millions worth of gifts he received, combined with the millions in taxpayer cash he tried to get for Melgen, were just ordinary politics. A powerful man using his power to steer government policy to the benefit of a friend and patron? That's just how things work in this town.
Menendez has a point.
Just look at almost any point of Harry Reid's campaign - his land deals with lobbyist/donor Harvey Whittemore, or his own peculiar personal enrichment, for instance. Then there was Obamacare. In April 2009, drug lobbyists and top Democrats met to help shape Obamacare at the headquarters of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. This was a few weeks before the July White House meeting where drug lobbyists got Democrats to insert friendly provisions and kill unfriendly provisions, followed by a two-week stretch in which drug company PACs gave $23,000 to Reid. The industry later ran ads supporting him for his work crafting and passing the bill.
Reid wrote legislation that enriched the drug companies, at the request of the drug companies. The drug companies kept their promise by funding Reid's reelection. This is different from Menendez's arrangement ... how?
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
I'm not saying the crook should walk ... but by Democrat Party standards, Menendez isn't all that bad!
Well not quite as “bad” as Hilary, Charlie Rangle, Pelosi, both al Gores, and many others from the past and present; however, he’s in the top 10% of corruption!
I literally have 20 times as much stuff on Reid. His day is coming.
No, he’s not any more corrupt than the rest of them, but he’s a Democrat who bucked Hussein on the Iran and Cuba deals.
If Menendez goes down, guess who wants to replace him...
More or less corruption is like more or less pregnant.
What? Ugly, horny guys get a pass on being corrupt?
Stupid kid. Stupid ad. Stupid firm. Stupid Democrats
Bill Bradley was an actual NBA player, and the kid wants a ninety year old to take the shot for him?
Was Al Capone the worst gangster of the early 20th Century? Probably not, but we threw him in prison anyway.
Menendez is a creep, even by democrat standards.
I remember his campaign add, typical, he is surrounded by children of color claiming he lives right down the street, funny
...nope,he’s that bad, and been at it longer. His freedom for all these years was because he delivered votes....the uneducated,I’ll informed, noncuban Latinos that he bullshiite’s every election cycle.
Run-of-the-mill swamp creature.
No he isn’t worse than the rest of organized crime family called “The Democrat Party” but he is the one we caught.
Who cares...get him out and replace him with a conservative....if that is possible in New Jersey!!!!
He’s lucky to be alive, for now.
He is arrogant and got caught.
I’m interested to see if he will eventually be charged on his visits to Lolita Island.
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