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Addressing Controversy, Menendez Invokes Words Of MLK At Black History Month Event

“I have felt the sting of discrimination,” he said, according to the North Jersey Record.

Menendez said he believes ultimately, “justice will overcome the forces of darkness.”

“I have my hand on the plough,” he said, “and I am going to continue to look forward and to work to make that plough lead us to the fulfillment of educational, economic and health care opportunity in this country.”

A recent Quinnipiac poll shows a recent drop in Menendez’s popularity, with just 36 percent approving and 41 percent disapproving.

But the Democrat, who is at the start of another six-year term, brushed off the importance of those numbers.

“The only poll that matters is what do I get accomplished each and every day,” he said, according to the Star-Ledger.

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