Another shoe has dropped in the growing scandal over Democratic Senator Robert Menendez’ Dominican hooker forays. And by “shoe” I mean “underaged prostitute”. And by “dropped” I mean “spilled the beans on the Senator’s preferences”.
In a little-noticed email published online Wednesday by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a young Dominican woman wrote nine months ago that she slept with 59-year-old New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez at a series of sex parties organized by Dr. Salomon Melgen, a longtime Menendez campaign donor.
“That senator also likes the youngest and newest girls,” the woman wrote on April 21, 2002, according to an English translation provided to The Daily Caller by a native Spanish speaker.
“In the beginning he seemed so serious, because he never spoke to anyone, but he is just like the others and has just about the same tastes as the doctor, very refined. I think they were taking us more often to get us checked [medically] because of him.”
Of course, we’ll need to see some verification of this story, as we’ll need verification of all the stories of corruption and Dominican booty-parties before we can say for sure that the newly-elevated Democratic chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee ought to resign, but we’d be foolish not to point out just how many stories are out there. It’s partisan, sure, but we oughtn’t feel bad. If you took “Robert Menendez” out of the story and inserted “John McCain”, it’d be the lead story on every news network tonight (and tomorrow night, and ever night until he resigned) and the word “embattled” would get used so often, you’d think Embattled Senator was an official title. It’s a mortal lock the party leaders would get sucked into the story, too. Some reporter with NBC or CNN would ask Mitch McConnell every day why he’s not acted.
Now that might yet happen. Some big media outlet might decide to take up the story and run hard with it. Maybe.
Or maybe this will help move the Embattled Senator Menendez story into the realm of “Annoy Harry Reid with it every day until that vein in his forehead throbs so hard it knocks two interns unconscious”.
“Wonderful things, subpoenas,” Wilford Brimley said in Absence of Malice, after the threat of one broke the silence of conspirators in the film’s climax. We can add FBI raids to that list of wonderful catalysts. After discovering that the FBI had raided the offices of his frequent travel companion and campaign donor Salomon Melgen, Senator Bob Menendez suddenly remembered that he owed nearly $60,000 to Melgen for private-jet flights to the Dominican Republic:
So, when do pick the date Democrats nudge Menendez out the door? Shall we set the over/under at 6 weeks?
UPDATE: Dear MSM, the sentence you want to use to describe Embattled Senator Menendez’ Dominican trips is “…an international sexual smorgasbord assembled for the Senator’s prurient pleasure by his Miami patron.”