Reid punts as Menendez prostitution scandal deepens

Reid punts as Menendez prostitution scandal deepens

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters Thursday that he would not answer questions about how Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez is handling accusations that he slept with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic.

Susan Davis, a USA Today reporter, tweeted Thursday afternoon that Reid referred questions about the scandal to Menendez himself, saying, “Any questions in this regard, direct to him. I don’t know anything about it.”

Davis said Reid was asked a question about a revelation Wednesday, first reported by WNBC-TV4 in New York City, that Menendez wrote a personal check to reimburse Dr. Salomon Melgen for private jet travel to the Dominican Republic.

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