U.S. Senator Bob Menendez Statement on Comments Suggesting Drunk Driving Is Not a Crime

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) contacted the office of Senator Bob Menendez following his interview on CNN on Monday, February 11. During the interview, Sen. Menendez said drunk drivers are not criminals. MADD received this response from Senator Menendez:

“During an appearance on CNN earlier this week to discuss President Trump’s insistence on building a wall along the southern border, I regretfully used the offense of DUI in trying to express my opposition to his Administration’s abhorrent deportation policies that are tearing communities apart. It is a crime for an individual to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence. Far too many lives have been tragically lost due to a drunk driver, and I will continue to work with MADD to push for policies that make us safer and save lives.”

– U. S. Senator Bob Menendez

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

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