The mainstream press that covers New Jersey politics – the same press that has continued to let Governor Phil Murphy off the hook for the horrible treatment of the women on his soccer team – the same press that hasn’t written a word about a guy running for sheriff who allegedly once beat up an inmate (I found the inmate’s phone number, I’m sure they could too) keeps writing about Republican candidate for Senate Bob Hugin’s ads referencing Bob Menendez’s alleged involvement with under aged prostitutes with the word “unproven.”
I am sick of it! Almost as sick of hearing the idiots who believe Menendez was found to be not guilty. A hung jury does not make him innocent.
Maybe Menendez’s alleged involvement with under aged prostitutes is “unproven,” but that doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.
In court papers Menendez’s own lawyers argued messing around with underaged hookers in the Dominican Republic “would hardly be a federal crime even had it been true.”
Copied and pasted directly from the court papers:
The defendants present their case as exceptional because the allegations of underage prostitution are “such easily disprovable allegations about something that would hardly be a federal crime even had it been true.”
“Would hardly be a federal crime even had it been true.” It is a federal crime to leave the country to have sex with under aged hookers, no matter what Menendez’s lawyers argued.
Menendez has never once said publicly if he agrees with the argument of his lawyers.
And let’s not forget “The Independent,” a British online newspaper once wrote:
The Daily Caller suggested last night that the Washington Post had erred because the prostitute now denying having had sex with the senator was not the prostitute in its original report last year. The Post stood by its reporting.
It appears the Menendez camp couldn’t even find the right hooker to recant the original story.
While it may be accurate for the press to continue to refer to Menendez’s alleged involvement with under aged prostitutes with the word “unproven,” based on his own lawyers’ argument and the reporting of The Independent it is possible the allegations were true.
So, “unproven” or not it appears Menendez still has some explaining to do. He should at least tell voters if he agrees with his lawyers that it is okay to travel to a foreign land to have sex with under aged prostitutes.