The question that should be asked is....why was Menendez associating with a tax evader and what did he receive for using his power to benefit the Dr.'s financial well being?
That's is a legit question. So is the issue CT has raised regarding possible deliberate underage abuse.
However . . .
as a US Senator he is held to a higher standard about his actions
I do not agree. The politician should be held to the standards he promotes. If he promotes higher taxes while at the same time avoiding paying them himself . . . F*** him! If he promotes higher taxes while at the same time helping his friend avoid paying them . . . F*** him! It is possible Menendez did both.
It's just a case of considering hypocrisy. Take the case of a rabidly antigay Senator playing footsie in an airport mens room vs Bwany Fwank doing the same thing. The rabidly anti-gay hypocrite deserves to be skinned. Not so IMO for Bwany Fwank.