After being cleared from legal charges of bribery and corruption, Bob Menendez (D) New Jersey got some much unwanted press again. Apparently, Menendez thinks the press is worthy of police action.
In a fiery exchange between Henry Rogers of the Daily Caller, when Rogers asked Menendez to comment on the “Green New Deal” Menendez refused to answer. Following up with a question from Rogers intern, Menendez, had nothing short of a “temper tantrum”, calling the Daily Caller “trash”. Audio can be heard here.
“I am wondering why you won’t answer questions on the Green New Deal?” Rodgers asked.
Menendez responded with, “I won’t answer questions to the Daily Caller, period! You’re trash!”
Daily Caller reporter followed with, “Why do you think we are trash sir?”
“Don’t keep harassing me anymore or I’ll race to the Capitol Police,” Menendez responded.
Twitter was quick to respond to Menendez police action as James Woods, actor and political activist pointed out, “Democracy Dies in Darkness, unless you don’t like the news source, then call the police…”
Dana Loesch, spokeswoman for NRA was quick to point out the hypocrisy making the claim, ” I was told that any criticism of the press was an un-American attack on free speech, though? Or has that standard changed?
Apparently, the congressman thinks its acceptable to grant an impromptu interview to reporters that paint his escapades in a favorable light, but an outlet that gives a more balanced view of congress is worthy of legal attention?
Did Bob Menendez over react, or is this going to be the new norm for Congress? Calling the police when confronted by a news outlet that they disagree with? We want your opinion. Feel free to leave a comment at firstname.lastname@example.org
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