Cruz: Menendez probe politically motivated over Iran [Video]

Menendez not only had the courage to speak up against Iran, he forcibly stood against Communist Cuba. He is a Democrat with a spine. And for his temerity and nerve to stand against Barack Obama, he is now being hunted. This witch hunt started in 2012, when the media started leaking rumors of hookers in the Dominican Republic. They have all since recanted. How surprising. Now, they say he is getting kickbacks from a political benefactor from Florida, who has holdings in the Dominican Republic. They are accusing the eye doctor/benefactor of overcharging the government by millions of dollars. All of this is weak and grasping and Menendez denies any wrong doing. He is being set up for going against Obama, pure and simple. More Marxist Mafia tactics.

From The Hill:

Des Moines, Iowa — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) suggested Saturday that the Justice Department’s criminal corruption charges against Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) are political retribution against the New Jersey Democrat for opposing the White House’s negotiations with Iran.

Cruz made the allegations to a throng of reporters jammed into the corner of a tent outside the Iowa Ag Summit in Des Moines without even having been asked about the Menendez criminal charges.

“The announcement this week by the Justice Department that they were bringing charges against Bob Menendez — I will point out that the timing seems awfully coincidental that … in the very week that Bob Menendez showed incredible courage to speak out and call out President Obama for the damage that his policy is doing to our national security … the Justice Department announces they’re moving forward with the criminal prosecution,” Cruz said.

“It raises the suggestion to other Democrats that if you dare part from the Obama White House, that criminal prosecutions will be used potentially as a political weapon against you as well,” he added.

Menendez has been a vocal critic of the White House as the Obama administration has sought to wrap up delicate talks with Iranian leaders over the future of their nuclear program.

The issue came to a head on Capitol Hill last week when Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu rebuked the Obama administration in front of Congress for its strategy on Iran.

On Friday, news broke that the Justice Department was preparing to bring criminal charges against Menendez.

“The timing is curious,” Cruz continued. “This investigation has been going on for over a year and yet the very week they announce a pending indictment comes within hours after Sen. Menendez showing courage to speak out against President Obama’s dangerous foreign policy that is risking the national security of this country.”

Cruz is absolutely correct in that the timing is more than suspect here. The investigation has been ongoing, limping along, since 2012. Obama was biding his time to unleash his FBI goons on Menendez. After Netanyahu and the Iran uproar, he pulled the trigger. Obama isn’t even hiding the fact anymore that he has an enemies list and if you take a stand against him, he will use political retribution to punish and silence you. It’s reminiscent of Russia’s People’s Commissariat for Internal Affairs. Obama has learned well from the Communists.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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