Now this is starting to piss me off. You can always tell the criminally stupid because they don’t learn from their previous mistakes. Democratic Senator Robert Open For Business Menendez was indicted on political corruption charges back in 2015 for using his influence to help a friend and political contributor. He got a leg up from the SCOTUS when they ruled changing the requirements to prove a quid pro quo. Menendez walked on a hung jury. If a cop catches you stealing a car, and then misdates the crime, and you walk because you can prove you were somewhere else on that date, you don’t walk out of court and boost another car cuz you don’t have bus fare, dummy!
Not Sticky Fingers. He just got indicted on charges of corruption and influence peddling, along with his newest wife, and three New Jersey businessmen. The core is that Menendez used his position as the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee to help the businessmen get an exclusive contract with Egypt, a major US defense aid recipient. The payoff? a year ago the FBI raided his home and safe, and came up with a cool $500,000 in cash stuffed in envelopes in Menendez’s suit and sport jacket pockets, gold ingots, and a $60,000 Mercedes convertible. Menendez really sh*t in his mess kit when he proclaimed that he had done nothing wrong, this was Business as usual in Washington, DC.
Predictably the Democrats are baying for his blood. I should hope so. If they could bonce Al Franken for a picture in poor taste with no actual physical contact, I would hope a half a million in cash, gold bullion, and a $50K Mercedes convertible should buy you some party shaming as well.
But what’s pissing me off is that now the GOP is piling on. House Squeaker Cave-In McCarthy went before the cameras to solemnly declare that Menendez needed to step down, to maintain the integrity of the US Senate. Watch for similar condemnation from Machine Gun Marjie, Sugar Daddy Gaetz, and Gym Bag Jordan to follow. And the worst part is that the f*ckers are going to fund raise from the idiots over it.
Tomorrow is Sunday. Look, screw Bob Menendez. He made that bed, let him lie on it. But every Democrat that appears on a talking head show tomorrow is going to be grilled on the Menendez indictments. Simple answer? Toe the line, Senator Menendez is of course innocent until proven guilty. But when you consider the seriousness of the charges, it would be prudent for Senator Menendez to resign from the Senate, and concentrate on his criminal defense.
And then, before the moderator can even open their mouth, the follow up should be, But when you hear GOP congress members and candidates opining on how Senator Menendez must step down to preserve the integrity of the US Senate, you have to remember one thing. As we speak, the leading candidate in the GOP primaries to be their 2024 presidential nominee, is under 91 counts of criminal indictment, stretched over four separate state and federal jurisdictions. The Democrats are dealing with our political problem internally, as it should be. What is the GOP doing about theirs?
I wish I had a stronger word to describe the debasement of the GOP than hypocrisy, but I don’t. All I can say that it’s obscene for the GOP to blast Menendez when they have an already civilly convicted sexual predator, who is accused of illegal possession of classified documents, and attempted an insurrection to overturn legal election results, all the while running a company that the New York state Attorney General claims is a corrupt RICO crime organization.
If the GOP had 12 functioning brain cells, they would have shut their fat mouths, snarled at each other, and let the Democrats flounder through this on their own. But instead, they had to open their fat yaps, take some cheap shots, and invite the Democrats to demand that they show the difference between Robert Menendez and Donald Trump. Stupid, hypocritical sh*ts.
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