Fiery 'Stop Attacking the Press': Loesch Blasts Menendez For Threatening Police Action Against Reporter
Commentator Dana Loesch ripped New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez for threatening to call the U.S. Capitol Police on a reporter for asking him about the Green New Deal.
An audio recording documented the moment a reporter for the Daily Caller encountered Menendez at a Metro station and asked him about the sweeping legislation some have called socialist.
"I won't answer questions from the Daily Caller period. You're trash," Menendez responded.
The 65-year-old former Union City, N.J. mayor then threatened to call the police on the reporter.
"Don't keep harassing me," he said when the reporter tried to ask why the senator disliked the Daily Caller.
"Menendez doesn't like the Daily Caller because it's a more truthful, conservative-leaning outlet," Loesch said on Fox & Friends.
"Where's the rest of the media [to] stand up and defend [it]?" Loesch said of the outlet, co-founded by Fox News host Tucker Carlson.
"Stop attacking the press," she said.
Menendez was roundly rebuked on social media for the threat, with a Mediaite reporter tweeting that the senator's own communications aide criticized President Trump's line that the press is the "enemy of the people."
Guy who works communications for Senator Menendez is VERY concerned about attacks on the press when he's not busy attacking outlets he doesn't like. pic.twitter.com/ykw5iTKh30
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) February 14, 2019
"The press is not the enemy of the people," Francisco Pelayo tweeted in August 2018, sharing a Reuters report about Trump's critiques of the press.
“Democracy Dies in Darkness, unless you don’t like the news source, then call the police...” https://t.co/CCuVnz9blA
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) February 14, 2019
Actor James Woods came to the Daily Caller's defense, mocking Menendez for threatening police action.
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