I just got off the phone with state Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr., who is reportedly the subject of a federal investigation into voter fraud, along with his son, Assemblyman Ruben Diaz, Jr.
Which was all news to the elder Diaz.
“I don’t know anything about it. They haven’t contacted me yet. Nobody has called me. Nobody has contacted. So, I know as much as you do,” he said when reached by cell phone just now.
“I have tons of enemies out there trying to get me. Because of my position. You know, I’ve been outspoken on certain issues, like gay marriage, abortion. All those things. I might create enemies.”
“But to me, this is a political hit. I don’t know what they’re talking about.”
I asked him whether he thought the investigation was initially targeted at him or his son.
“My son is a clean guy. He’s a candidate for borough president. I mean, he’s not running. He’s one of the candidates that’s been mentioned. And you know, me, I’ve been outspoken in the state Senate.”
He went to say, “So, what’s going on, I don’t know. The FBI hasn’t contacted me yet.”
— Azi Paybarah