It appears stories about U.S. Senator Bob Menendez being involved with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic have been sufficiently debunked, but news reports about him possibly improperly helping a big-time donor friend are hurting his poll numbers.
A Dominican woman who once said in a video that she had sex with a New Jersey senator for money is now acknowledging that the allegation was false, according to a sworn statement released by a lawyer enmeshed in the scandal.
There are allegations that U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez may have used his political power and influence in exchange for free private jet flights from a campaign donor. The controversy is taking its toll as a new poll out today shows the Senator's approval ratings in a virtual free-fall.
Sen. Robert Menendez said Monday that allegations that he engaged with prostitutes in the Dominican Republic are false "smears." He said he has done nothing wrong and that allegations otherwise are "totally unsubstantiated."