You just knew he would throw the Race Card didn’t you?
This weekend, at an event celebrating Black History Month at Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton, N.J., the senator answered the accusations with the words of Martin Luther King Jr.
“Dr. King said that ‘the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice,’” he said, according to the New Jersey Star-Ledger. “Now we face anonymous, faceless, nameless individuals from right-wing sources seeking to destroy a lifetime of work. And their scares are false. I have worked too hard and too long in the vineyards to allow, at my hands, for the harvest to be soured.”
“I have felt the sting of discrimination,” he said, according to the North Jersey Record.
Menendez said he believes ultimately, “justice will overcome the forces of darkness.”
“I have my hand on the plough,” he said, “and I am going to continue to look forward and to work to make that plough lead us to the fulfillment of educational, economic and health care opportunity in this country.”
Of course, the Senator IS innocent until proven guilty, but it seems that the raaaaacism defense always precedes an admission of guilt.