Bob Menendez After Mistrial: FBI Can’t Understand or Accept That ‘Latino Kid’ Became a US Senator

Nov 16, 2017
6:00 PM

After the corruption case of Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Dr. Salomon Melgen resulted in a mistrial Thursday in Newark, the Cuban-America New Jersey Democrat spoke to the press and at one point, wanted to tell law enforcement that they had a problem with him because he was Latino:

“Certain elements of the FBI and of our state cannot understand or even worse accept that the Latino kid from Union City and Hudson County can grow up to be a United States senator and be honest,” Menendez said. “I can’t even begin to tell you how many people have come to tell me that the FBI went to them and asked them, ‘What can you give us on Menendez?”

You can see all his remarks here: