Reid Dings Daily Caller When Asked About Menendez Prostitution Accusations
Posted at 3:49 p.m. on Jan. 29, 2013
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., took shots at the conservative news site The Daily Caller on Tuesday, characterizing reports that Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., solicited prostitutes as unreliable.
Reid said you have to “consider the source” of the allegations, referring to The Daily Caller.
The Daily Caller has reported that Menendez frequented prostitutes while in the Dominican Republic on several occasions between 2009 and 2012.
“I always consider the source,” Reid said. “All anyone here has to look at is the source where this comes from. It’s a source that has brought up a lot of non-issues.”
Reid said that reports on Menendez’s sexual activities were “typical” of The Daily Caller. Menendez and his office have said the reports are false.
Menendez is set to take over the Senate Foreign Relations Committee from outgoing Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., who is leaving the Senate to become secretary of State.