Arrest of Menendez's intern delayed until after election?
Illegal immigrant is a registered sex offender
- Duration 6:06
- Date Jan 16, 2013
Illegal immigrant is a registered sex offender
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And now -- Associated Press exclusive that racism uncomfortable questions for the Department of Homeland Security.
That a volunteer intern in the office of New Jersey democratic senator Robert Menendez.
Was in this country illegally.
Not to mention -- registered sex offender that's bad enough.
But the AP's story was focused on the fact that that the feds.
Were according to the AP supposed to pick this guy up for deportation.
Before the November election Menendez was up for reelection.
But that someone in Washington.
Told them to hold off.
The implication was that there was concerned over how it might look right before this prominent Democrat was facing reelection so they waited six weeks.
And -- after the November election and then they get it.
And now after considerable push back from the department Homeland Security saying that whole report was categorically false it turns out maybe not so false.
Joining me -- Michael Graham a Boston Herald columnist and doing the talk show host he's been following this is well Michael welcome back so.
Glad to be back.
I gotta tell you living in Massachusetts what you just described as we call that -- Thursday.
That's what political friendships.
Turning out to keep got a jail happen all the time and it's it's it's truly outrageous -- normal people.
Because what happens to you like you have a paperwork errors -- -- easygoing a license -- suspended you'd know it.
You get pulled over and you're going to jail jail jail over a piece of -- here's a guy who's.
He's Elise you're legally he's a registers sex offender he's working on Capitol Hill in the senator's office right.
Get on top of all that's the Department of Homeland Security permanently steps in and says.
Not only are we not thinking this guy like the -- is getting worse treatment that -- he had been Megan or Michael with a minor paperwork violate.
Well and that the thing is when the AP first broke the story.
The the Homeland Security comes out and says that report is categorically false.
That you've got it wrong -- so -- so then.
Some senators like Chuck Grassley started to ask some questions because they actually have more power.
In terms of information gathering sometimes in the AP.
And they got some information from the Obama administration and according to those documents that the -- he now has the AP is now reporting.
That indeed is -- first report Washington ordered ice to hold off on that arrest which was scheduled take place October 25.
For six weeks and while DHS -- still denying that it was done for political reasons.
-- their original denial categorically false is seems to be falling apart.
What what are the other reasons is -- -- when politicians get caught acting like politicians and so we didn't get special consideration to -- about what this guy molested an eight year old -- special consideration to the eight year old molester working at a US senator's office right where election because of politics I don't know it was because.
-- my old.
Whatever you know I I don't let what other excuse is I.
I don't I can't think of one but they you know even eap is saying marginal reporting that explicitly say that was political.
For political reasons but that's what excellent conclusion everybody is jumping to.
Because there are no other conclusion -- look what -- -- Did you hear all those things that rolled through GAAP to me you're illegal immigrant and you're working in a US senator's office won't let -- -- and turns aren't the let's.
-- there because it senator Menendez -- I wanted to make clear has said I'd learned about this -- status from the AP article I had no idea that an illegal immigrant.
With that with the sex offender history was working in my office and by the way apparently the sex offender history have -- he was a juvenile so it may have been difficult to discuss but -- a bit -- Sure to find out yet disclosed but the point is.
They say there was no -- for us to find out whether he was in the -- our interns are in the country legally or illegally because we can't Jack is there on paid.
She just -- Social Security number that credit to -- -- real.
And once again right now there are people who are here legally or looking for work legally with regard to -- -- jobs.
Because it's getting aligned behind the criminal immigrant -- -- them.
And they're going oh my gosh if -- US senator can't find out who is here legally how -- the -- -- -- the roofing company run trying to get a job find out.
We'll sentiment and a lazy is big on pro am pro immigration policy in this big spot there is a security risk to our senators -- lawmakers -- another's if we are taking.
Unpaid -- if that if the rationale for not running any checks and unpaid.
Injured the Capitol Hill as well there unpaid so we can't run we can't check -- -- -- -- -- to -- doing it turns -- we had a criminal.
I mean add -- to file.
Convicted criminal up on capital while working for US senator and -- -- look how it's wound up.
-- -- -- by observing to get to the more important issue earlier in the show did you rules for picking out your important name I do that the -- and -- the city Lisa Jackson did at first it's going out if she didn't -- to pick the porn name -- -- -- -- -- -- not disclosed in -- Megan Kelly did not get ready.
What is your board would have no -- week.
-- are not on the -- that but can I tell you this that I wrote this out Monica Crowley and -- against -- -- out here.
Monica is is a muffin hunts.
And is -- -- you -- -- is peanut metropolitan.
Am not the opera people don't know by the way you take your street name as a -- -- your first I think when a winner mine that mine is Ron Jeremy.
-- -- -- Can I tell you Rick Rick let -- -- -- let me say that it is -- Manchester.
I think I have -- that is the would Johnson isn't my stage manager told Monica Crowley hers is -- taken -- that can really use that if she decides to take that for right.
I gotta -- Michael thanks for being here.
-- you make a so I need -- laugh right and all the misery in Washington have a -- laugh first first pet and first street name.