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According to those documents, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Newark had arranged to arrest Sanchez at the local prosecutor’s office on Oct. 25. That was fewer than two weeks before the election.
Noting that Sanchez was a volunteer in Menendez’s Senate office, ICE officials in New Jersey advised that the arrest “had the possibility of garnering significant congressional and media interest” and were “advised to postpone the arrest” until officials in Washington gave approval. The documents describe a conference call between officials Washington and New Jersey to “determine a way forward, given the potential sensitivities surrounding the case.”
from GretaWire and RealClear Politics:
I wonder what the thousands and thousands who right now are freezing cold and without power think about Chris Matthews’ comment below. I know what I think and I have power and heat in my house. What is wrong with him? It is one thing to have political enthusiasm and the “thrill going up his leg” (his famous quote)…but this? ”glad that we had this storm last week?”
“…I’m so glad we had that storm last week because I think the storm was one of those things. No, politically I should say. Not in terms of hurting people. The storm brought in possibilities for good politics….”