He made it through one scandal a little while back involving a private jet and a – ahem – “special trip” to the Dominican Republic. The below issue predates that episode but has just been revealed.
And people say New Jersey is corrupt.
(From The Daily Caller)
As a U.S. congressman from New Jersey, Robert Menendez reportedly sought $50,000 in campaign contributions from a company two months after he reached out to the Army Corps of Engineers and the Environmental Protection Agency to inquire about a permit for a mall construction project.
The company, Mills Corp., also allegedly hired a woman who had worked for and been romantically involved with Menendez, now a U.S. Senator, believing that she would help with the permit process.