Not just any top donor, either. Funnily enough, it is the donor whose private jet Sen. Menendez (D-N.J.) used for his trips to the Dominican Republic. Trips that reportedly involved underage prostitutes.
AP finds Sen Robert Menendez (D-NJ) sponsored legislation that would benefit doctor whose private jet he used on trips to Dominican Republic
— Rob Spicker (@RobSpicker) March 4, 2013
SCANDAL GROWING? Report Says Menendez Bill May Have Benefitted Donor
— Hanna Stone Live (@hannastonelive) March 4, 2013
Report: Menendez Sponsored Legislation to Benefit His Biggest Donor http://t.co/RiV2kA8X18
— JWF (@JammieWF) March 4, 2013
More from Jammie Wearing Fool:
In a stunning coincidence, it’s the same guy who allegedly provided the underage prostitutes to the sleazebag New Jersey Democrat. A few weeks ago Robert Menendez said those making accusations against him were nameless, faceless evil right-wingers. Well, this is the Associated Press, no bastion of right-wingers.
Yep, the Associated Press:
Natural gas bill pushed by Sen. Robert Menendez could have aided firm where top donor invests: http://t.co/o2huLXeeP2 -RAS
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 4, 2013
As Jammie Wearing Fool points out, AP was quick to note there is no evidence, yet.
There is no evidence that Menendez offered direct help or intervened on behalf of the company or Melgen. Instead, the connection between the two men’s interests in natural gas is the latest example of the close symmetry between the senator — who recently rose to become chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee — and his millionaire backer. It illustrates the way Menendez’s political clout has at times overlapped with Melgen’s financial investments.
But even they admit that the connection cannot be ignored. Twitter users agree.
SCANDAL GROWING? Report Says Menendez Bill May Have Benefitted Donor http://t.co/XXdJxhN2Es
— Fachrur Rozy (@Fachrurrozy__) March 4, 2013
@AP Sen. Menendez, looks after two things himself and young prostitutes.
— NARGO (@GunRegisterNow) March 4, 2013
— Robert Button (@bob570) March 4, 2013
— Soren von Krogh (@LibertySings) March 4, 2013
Heh. But, remember, he has a (D) next to his name! So, will it be more of this?:
— JavaJoe (@JavaJoeX) March 4, 2013
Hey, Senator Reid, still expressing “confidence” that Sen. Menendez did nothing wrong? And, in an unbelievably ironic twist, Sen. Menendez is just back from a trip wherein he spoke to Afghanistan leaders about … government corruption.
— Steve Ferguson (@lsferguson) February 26, 2013
Menendez and Karzai Discuss Corruption: In his first trip abroad to Afghanistan and Pakistan as head of the Sena… http://t.co/NpOWBi95
— Patriot Corner (@PatriotCorner) February 20, 2013
— Scott St. Clair (@PiperScott1949) February 20, 2013
Menendez, heal thyself.