Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey has found himself in a bit of a pickle, just months after ripping secret service agents for their role in a Colombian prostitution scandal.
Via the Washington Times:
… on April 17, Sen. Menendez was interviewed by NJ Today Online and was asked about what the consequences should be for the secret service agents who were involved in the sex scandal in Cartegena, Colombia.
He answered, “If the facts are true, they should all be fired. The reality is is that the secret service not only protects the president of the United States, they represent the United States of America. They were on duty. If the facts are true as we are reading in the press, they shouldn’t have a job.”
When asked about the agents who said they have not been adequately funded, Menendez doubled down on his response saying, “I don’t think that’s an excuse. You know what your duty and obligation is.
But now the Senator is providing excuses of his own, having been accused of paying hookers for sex in the Domincan Republic – and then stiffing them for about 80% of their fee.
The Daily Caller reports:
Two women from the Dominican Republic told The Daily Caller that Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez paid them for sex earlier this year.
In interviews, the two women said they met Menendez around Easter at Casa de Campo, an expensive 7,000 acre resort in the Dominican Republic. They claimed Menendez agreed to pay them $500 for sex acts, but in the end they each received only $100.
The women spoke through a translator in the company of their attorney, Melanio Figueroa. Both asked that their identities remain obscured for fear of reprisals in the Dominican Republic.
When shown a photograph of Sen. Menendez, the women said they recognized him as the man with whom they’d had sexual relations at Casa de Campo this spring. Both said they were brought to the resort with the understanding they would be paid for sex.
For his part, the Senator is denying the accusations. A Menendez spokeswoman wrote, “We’re not going to respond to a completely false accusation.”
Menendez wanted to talk accusations when it involved members of the CIA, but has gone silent now that accusations have been thrown his way.