on February 01, 2013 at 7:35 PM, updated February 02, 2013 at 2:34 AM
TRENTON — U.S. Rep. Albio
Sires today defended Sen. Robert Menendez and presented an unusual
theory why the senator finds himself battling lurid accusations.
"I won't even be surprised if somehow the Cuban government is
involved in this to try to damage Bob Menendez because he's been so
steadfast against the Castro government. He's been a critic all his
political life," Sires said in a phone interview. "I would not be
surprised if they are behind some of this stuff, some of these
allegations. The Dominican Republic has a lot of relationships with
Sires, who like Menendez (D-N.J). is Cuban-American, succeeded him in the House when Menendez was elevated to the Senate.
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