“I have felt the sting of discrimination” – Menendez invokes MLK over controversy from ‘right-wing’ sources

Apparently Menendez is feeling the heat right now, enough of it to speak out in defense of himself. But he’s doing what many politicians do before they finally admit they are guilty. He’s planting his feet and denying it with strong words, even using MLK to proclaim his victim-hood status:

CBS NEWS – Amid a handful of allegations that threaten to mar his reputation in the Senate, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., continues to maintain his innocence, decrying the accusations as right-wing attempts to “destroy” his career and invoking the words of Martin Luther King Jr. in asserting his faith that justice will win out.

Menendez, who was re-elected to his seat in November, has since been hit with allegations that he solicited prostitutes in the Dominican Republic, where prostitution is legal. The FBI is looking into the claims. The allegations were originally reported by a conservative website citing an anonymous source.

Menendez has also been accused of improperly lobbying the State Department on a port security contract on behalf of Dr. Salomon Melgen, a close friend and donor. Menendez recently reimbursed Melgen $58,000 for two of three trips he took on Melgen’s plane to the Dominican Republic in 2010, but called the tardy reimbursement an honest oversight and says the allegations against him are “absolutely false.” The Senate Ethics Committee is investigating Menendez regarding those trips. Melgen himself is the target of more than one federal investigation stemming from allegations of Medicare fraud.

This weekend, at an event celebrating Black History Month at Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton, N.J., the senator answered the accusations with the words of Martin Luther King Jr.

“Dr. King said that ‘the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice,'” he said, according to the New Jersey Star-Ledger. “Now we face anonymous, faceless, nameless individuals from right-wing sources seeking to destroy a lifetime of work. And their scares are false. I have worked too hard and too long in the vineyards to allow, at my hands, for the harvest to be soured.”

“I have felt the sting of discrimination,” he said, according to the North Jersey Record.

Menendez said he believes ultimately, “justice will overcome the forces of darkness.”

“I have my hand on the plough,” he said, “and I am going to continue to look forward and to work to make that plough lead us to the fulfillment of educational, economic and health care opportunity in this country.”


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  • badbadlibs

    I haven’t had my breakfast….drive heaves are not fun.

    And what is it about the left that constantly “project”????

    • johnfromjersey

      We can only hope and pray.

  • Betsey_Ross

    CBS is a right wing source? Really? You could have fooled me. Stop whining and fess up. You know CNN will love you.

  • MLK was a Republican

    • rsfan1

      MLK was also pro-Israel.

  • notebene

    Menendez, “the sting” of lacking a moral soul should cause you to resign! You are involved in not only prostitution, but underage prostitution! Disgusting and amoral men should not be allowed to hold any office and the false indignation only cements the truth of what an evil person you really are!

    • pajamakat

      Please don’t use the name Menendez and “moral” in the same sentence. It hurts my eyes 🙂

  • Conniption Fitz

    yeah, RIGHT… calling a leftist a slut or a prostitute-user is persecution to these people who live lives of perdition and decadence.

    The leftists are consistently shameless sluts, liars, law-breakers and thieves.

  • Sober_Thinking

    Sorry… but this man is a lying douche.

  • Rshill7

    “justice will overcome the forces of darkness.”

    But, but, but…you are one of the forces of darkness.

    “I have my hand on the plough…”

    The trouble comes from those other places you had your hands Mr. Bob Jangles.

    Ahem…I knew a man Bob Jangles and he’d dance for you…in well-worn wingtips…he jumped so high…he jumped so high…

  • Conniption Fitz

    This is the Billy Jeff Clinton Teflon Tactic (TM). It only works for shameless Democrat demogogues.

  • Rocco11

    What a despicable skunk.

  • Over $50,000.00 was owed to his friend, a medicaid fraudster, and it was just an oversight? WOW, we are to believe this terd (sic) ? This is typical demotheft “speak”—a recent democrat in Bell, CA. said his theft of public money was due to his being “stupid”–a lack of education and such.

  • His goose is almost cooked. Now he’s twisting and using MLK the way other Libtards twist and exploit Bible passages when they have nowhere else to go. And to top it off, he’s trying to play the old worn out… race card. He is twisting in the wind, and he ought to just let go and blow away. Oh, and go to jail! 😉

    • RighteousCrow_JustCaws

      Yep, and maybe we’ve discovered a way to rid Congress of all the undesirables – if we play our cards right.

  • Sandra123456

    See the picture, Schumer and Menendez, on the home page? Should have been term limited out years ago. We have to have someway to get rid of other state’s trash.

    We need citizen/politician, not professional Schumers.

    Maybe the National Enquirer should start investigating Menendez. The Enquirer seems to be more interested in the truth than the MSM.

    • Conservative_Hippie

      Well said!

    • c4pfan

      No, they aren’t.

  • mikeinidaho

    Another Demunist piece of dogdirt! And, like the others, he’ll walk away unscathed from all this mess. Watch and see.

    • johnfromjersey

      Why of course he will, he’s a member of the democrat party after all.

    • c4pfan

      Yup and Rubio and his Gang of Eight will keep working with him too.

  • Conservative_Hippie

    To quote a famous thespian, he “doth protest too much, methinks”

    • virginiagentleman1

      Yeth he doth!

      • badbadlibs

        Good one! LOL!

  • bjohnson55

    Of course he will play the race card. He can’t use his character since it is so poor.

  • Bob Menendez is a lowlife and a pig. Any creature that goes out with underage prostitutes is no St. Francis of Assisi. You can only imagine how this guy conducts “business” in Washington. You can always tell, too, how much he’s ripping off the taxpayers for by seeing if he leaves Congress richer than when he went in. Unfortunately, this guy isn’t going anywhere unless the FBI issues formal criminal charges against him. That’s the only way you’ll get this bum to go.

  • virginiagentleman1

    God help me, but whenever I see either of these two I’m filled with feelings of disgust and loathing. Scoop shows a picture of the both of them together and I nearly lose my lunch!
    Two pigs without morals, scrupples, or honor.
    And Menendez then dares to compare himself to MLK?

    Do ya think they know that God punishes liars, scoundrels, and cheats?

  • The race card is the sound of desperation.

    • Patriot077

      Yes and nobody gives a rat’s rear end about his race, ethnicity, or his religion. Lying about what he’s done is a different story.

      He needs to tell the truth and shame the devil.

      • Ironically I don’t think the Democrats care about his immorality but they will care about the criminality used to cover up the immorality.

        Democrats split hairs like it is an Olympic sport.

        • Patriot077

          You are sooo right!

    • Conservative_Hippie


  • Mr Menendez must be referring to the stings he has received from his democrat party stinging Arthropods. Thye clearly want him out of their flaking hair. But the anthropods know, like jello, theres always’ room for more jabs at conservative republicans. But to that republicans say to Mr Mendendez, idios amigo.

    • or the sting from getting the gonorrhea rodding or antibiotic injections.

      • Sounds like you go way back in the field of medicine, many of those less comfortable solutions towards finding a cure have long ago been halted. Thanks to and due to great medical break throughs in the field of drug research.
        Injections? Well No pain no again.
        May it be my good futune to miss out of either remedy for whatever cause should inflict injury.

  • This hypocritical pompus bastard must think people are like him to think he did nothing wrong and blaming the right wing for his swinging dick.

  • deeme

    So now it is racist to have a problem with their criminal behavior…that’s perfect anyways since it is a badge you can wear to be President someday.

    What’s really funny is snopes says this is untrue..all these people are dead what’s not true..


  • having to pay for sex isn’t discrimination, its just wasteful……

    • Conniption Fitz

      $58,000. is a lot of travel for sex.

      • clevonlittle

        he got caught………..it was supposed to be free .

  • Conniption Fitz

    Pretending “Victimhood” is an Alinsky/Islamofascist tactic.

  • jimmy travis

    THERE WILL BE WAR…..THE RED STATES WILL END UP USING THE BLUE STATES AS PARKING LOTS The Apotheosis of The Tea Party? Yes. We, in The Tea Party, are standing by awaiting the inevitable fall off the Republican Party. CLUNK! “What was that terrible sound Martha?” The new conservative party will either carry on with the name Tea Party or they will see the delicious irony of the doubly offensive name “The Conservative Party for Democracy”. The name has something to piss off both of our existing parties. Either way Gandhi was correct when he predicted “If we stand fast these present victories won’t be the last”. The conservative movement will definitely be putting a number of notches on their political gun. There is a new sheriff in town and he ain’t no rino. You see Tea Partyers the nation is voting with their feet as we speak. Companies are sending fully loaded moving vans from Los Angeles, New York and Chicago to places like Austin, Texas. And, the vans are dead-heading back for another load. When the coming shooting war is over between the fed and the Texas state troopers and the dust is settling, you will see two nations. One will be the new Soviet Union made up of blues states and the other The Unites States made up of the red states. In then last analysis, the red states will use the blue states for parking lots.

    • Nicholas bennett

      one can dream….jim….would love to see this reality….right on!

  • StrangernFiction

    And the R’s call these freaks friends.

  • 911Infidel

    You had sex with underage females. You’re a creep Menendez. Why don’t you be a man and admit it.

  • Tim

    Was this degenerate REALLY playing the race card over being called out over a prostitution scandal his accomplice’s office is being raided by the FBI for? You don’t even look Hispanic, moron. It’d be very easy for Menendez to pass off as Caucasian…unlike George Zimmerman.