Today, CNN’s Dana Bash caught up with Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), who has been under heavy fire for his alleged role in an underage prostitution scandal in the Dominican Republic. Menendez pulled no punches, denying completely any involvement in the scandal:
The smears…the smears that right-wing blogs have been pushing since the election and that is totally unsubstantiated…it’s amazing to me that anonymous, nameless, faceless individuals on a website can drive that type of story into the mainstream. But that’s what they’ve done successfully. Now nobody can find them, no one ever met them, no one ever talked to them, but that’s where we’re at. So the bottom line is all of those smears are absolutely false and, you know, that’s the bottom line.
Menendez’s charges that those reporting on the alleged scandal are anonymous do not hold water. Breitbart News reporter Matthew Boyle has been reporting steadily about the scandal, and during his time with the Daily Caller, met with at least two Dominican prostitutes who said Menendez had paid them for sex.
Ben Shapiro is Editor-At-Large of Breitbart News and author of the book “Bullies: How the Left’s Culture of Fear and Intimidation Silences America” (Threshold Editions, January 8, 2013).