Bob Menendez plays the race card (last card in his hand?)
At a Black History Month event held at a Trenton, N.J. church on Sunday, Democratic Senator Bob Menendez blamed conservatives for his ethics scandals, framing them as a racial attack on him because of his Hispanic heritage. “I have felt the sting of discrimination,” he told approximately 300 worshipers, according to the Bergen Record. ”It has never been .”
“Now we face anonymous, faceless, nameless individuals from right-wing sources seeking to destroy a lifetime of work,” Menendez said at Shiloh Baptist Church.
“And their smears are false. I have worked too hard and too long in the vineyards, too long with my hands, for the harvest to be soured.”
The Newark Star-Ledger reported that Menendez cloaked himself in the language of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
“Dr. King said that ‘the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice,’” Menendez said. “In the end, I believe that justice will overcome the forces of darkness.”
Bloomberg News reported that following the Sunday afternoon event, the embattled senator told reporters he expects a full investigation of the allegations he faces will clear him of any wrongdoing.
“I believe when we go through this whole process that at the end of the day, that I will be in every respect looked to have acted appropriately,” he said. ...