Disgraced New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez fired-back at the FBI within minutes of a federal judge ending his bribery case in a mistrial, saying the bureau unfairly targeted the liberal lawmaker because he’s “Latino.”
Speaking on the steps of the courthouse moments after a hung jury effectively ended his months-long trial, Menendez baselessly claimed he was prosecuted because “certain elements of the FBI” despised the fact that a “Latino kid” grew up to become a United States Senator.
“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,” said Menendez.
“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?'” he added. “That is not what the FBI and the Department of Justice is supposed to be doing.”
Watch the Senator’s comments above.