Reid Fends Off Questions About Menendez Allegations

Photo Credit: Center for American Progress Action FundSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) fended off questions about Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) at a press conference about immigration reform.

The first question out of the gate was from CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, who asked Reid when he learned that Menendez had reimbursed a political donor nearly $60,000 for two trips he took on the donor’s private plane.

Reid defended Menendez as a “friend” and “outstanding senator” but declined to discuss any details he may have had with the New Jersey lawmaker about media reports of allegations that he had sex with prostitutes in the Dominican Republic.

“First of all, Bob Menendez is my friend. He’s an outstanding senator. Any questions in this regard, direct to him. I don’t know anything about it,” Reid said.

The purpose of the press event was for Democratic leaders to reiterate their call for comprehensive immigration reform, and Reid wanted to discuss his plan for moving the bill through the Judiciary Committee and then to the floor.

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  • cmdorsey

    What a rude little puny piece of Crap Reid is. These ppl making law after law after law after law for US TO FOLLOW are themselves exempt. They are cowards. They don’t even come out and talk to the ppl – unless they are trying to STEAL an election. REID IS A POS and so is MENENDEZ – one of the Senate GUNGRABBERS who wrote SB 150

  • liberty49

    Menendez is the first of several that needs to resign.