What do you call a guy who allegedly tried to help his buddy rip-off Medicare and then complains about the price of a cancer drug? Hypocrite!
Here, at The Bob & Steve Show we’ve pointed out the hypocrisy coming from Bob Menendez and his allies many times and it seems Bob and friends simply don’t care.
I meant to write about this bit of hypocrisy a while ago but it’s just too easy to take shots at Menendez and becomes boring.
So, to refresh your memory, Bob Menendez’s buddy Salomon Melgen owed Medicare $8.9 million because he was billing for use of a drug in a manner not approved by Medicare. Menendez eventually went all the way to the top going to former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius in his efforts to bail Melgen out of that jam. Apparently, Menendez was aggressive in his efforts. You can read about it here.
Now we see ads against Republican U.S. Senate candidate Bob Hugin over the price of cancer drugs Hugin’s company manufactured and Menendez has taken to calling his opponent “greedy drug company CEO.”
The problem with these ads and the rhetoric of Menendez is that they completely ignore the fact Menendez tried to help his buddy rip-off Medicare. Besides, if Menendez truly cared about drug prices he could have done something about it while his party controlled everything in DC. He didn’t, probably because he was to busy hanging with his buddy Salomon Melgen.
Menendez and his allies drug company attacks are just a bunch of political BS. The Star-Ledger, in a column by Tom Moran, called this line of attack “wildly unfair,” and “a silly game of political spitball.” At the end of the piece Moran went so far as to call it a “cheap shot.”
So, next time you see one of these anti-Hugin ads remember team Menendez is just shoveling a bunch of BS.