New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez says allegations that he patronized prostitutes are “smears” and “totally unsubstantiated.”
“It’s amazing to me that anonymous, nameless, faceless individuals on a website can drive that type of story into the mainstream,” Menendez, D-N.J., told reporters, his voice rising with anger. “But that’s what they’ve done successfully. Now nobody can find them, no one ever met them, no one can talk to them, but that’s where we’re at.”
“The bottom line is all of those smears are absolutely false,” he added in his first public remarks since the allegations started spreading on Wednesday.