Swamp 'Monster Bob': Hilton Blasts Menendez' 'Serial Swampiness'
In his weekly "Swamp Watch," "The Next Revolution" host Steve Hilton said New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez is a "profile in corruption [all] its own."
Hilton said he could devote an entire hour-long show to "the swampiness of Bob Menendez" and ran through several of the 2018 reelection candidate's questionable activities.
Hilton said Menendez (D) sits on a series of key committees-- Banking, Foreign Relations and more -- and allegedly has received "a huge number of conflict donations."
— Menendez for NJ (@BobMenendezNJ) October 22, 2018
"What the hell is the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee doing taking any money at all from lobbyists?" he asked.
Hilton also blasted Menendez for the claims made in his recent federal corruption trial. While the trial ended in a hung jury, the Democrat was admonished by the Senate Ethics Committee over the allegations.
With his support of Brett Kavanaugh, @BobHugin clearly doesn't #BelieveSurvivors—and now he's twisting the #MeToo movement for his own political gain. Bob Hugin is nothing but a greedy, Trump Republican with a record of sexism and discrimination. pic.twitter.com/4bK3ytZa31
— Menendez for NJ (@BobMenendezNJ) October 21, 2018
In 2015, Menendez was indicted in connection with allegations he took free rides on a wealthy ophthalmologist donor's private jet and received free lodging in the Floridian's home in the Dominican Republic.
Menendez reacted to the mistrial, telling reporters that "[c]ertain elements of the FBI and of our state cannot stand, or even worse, accept that the Latino kid from Union City and Hudson County could grow up to be a United States senator and be honest."
"I've made my share of mistakes, but my mistakes were never a crime," Menendez said at the time.
"Even Democrats are distancing themselves from Menendez," Hilton said, pointing to a New York Post cover that dubbed him "Toxic Bob" and surmised that New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's (D) trip abroad suspiciously coincided with the senator's reelection bid.
Hilton said that Menendez, whom he called a swamp "monster," does not deserve another term.