Menendez rips Trump over attacks on judge's Mexican background

Menendez rips Trump over attacks on judge's Mexican background


By:  Jonathan Salant
NJ.com

  

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, the only Hispanic Democratic senator, ripped into presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump Tuesday for his attacks on the ethnic background of a federal judge presiding over the Trump University lawsuit.

"Today we are all Judge Gonzalo Curiel – and today we stand together as one nation, indivisible — no matter how hard someone tries to divide us," Menendez (D-N.J.) said in a speech on the Senate floor.

"The road to some of the darkest moments in history have been paved with the rants of petty demagogues against ethnic minorities for centuries — and Donald Trump is echoing those same racist rants, threatening to take this nation to a dangerous place. Let's — all of us — speak out before it's too late."

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