I can understand why Frank Lautenberg’s staff would program this into the Senator.
Frank Lautenberg said today he was sorry to see his fellow Democratic U.S. senator from New Jersey, Robert Menendez, entangled in a controversy over trips he took to the Dominican Republic on the plane of a campaign contributor.
The contributor, Salomon Melgen, an eye doctor in West Palm Beach, Fla., is the subject of an FBI investigation. On Tuesday night and again Wednesday, agents searched his offices, although they have refused to disclose what they were looking for.
“If there are infractions as they are reported, it’s too bad,” Lautenberg told reporters.
After all, a suddenly-absent Robert Menendez would be most beneficial for Frank Lautenberg’s staff’s long-term employment prospects.
Classic headline of the day – can you hear him snickering? “Lautenberg calls Menendez predicament ‘too bad’”nj.com/politics/index…
— Brian Walsh (@brianjameswalsh) January 31, 2013