Sen. Bob Menendez, left, had a nervous encounter with a Daily Caller reporter Henry Rodgers. (Zach Gibson/Getty Images, Fox News)
Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N. J., had to comment on a fiery exchange with a reporter on Capitol Hill, when asked, to the Green New Deal.
Henry Rodgers, The Daily Caller Capitol Hill reporter, approached the senator at a U-Bahn station, and asked him whether he supported Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Green New Deal.
Menendez avoided the question and asked where he worked. Rodgers said, when he told him he worked for The Daily caller, and the Democrat responded by saying that he would not answer any questions. And the Intern, the asked was with Rodgers, rose a follow-up question, and the tensions apparently.
The reporter here followed the tweet with a audio clip from your back and.
“I wonder why you answer questions about the Green New Deal?” Rodgers asked.
“I will answer no questions, the Daily caller, time! You’re trash” Menendez replied.
“Why do you think we are trash, sir?” the reporter.
“Don’ T you keep bothering me or I’m going to run to the Capitol police,” the New Jersey Democrat threatened.
Rodgers told Fox News that he had no prior interaction with Menendez before and worked on a piece, collecting the answers of the Senate Democrats, on the Green New Deal.
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Menendez has been criticised for threatening on social media to the reporter with the police.
A number of members of Menendez’s office, including his communications Director, Tricia Enright, defended the senator and a devastated, what you described as “gotcha journalism.”
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Sen. Menendez’s office did not respond to Fox News for comment.