U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-Hoboken) says that Scott Brown’s victory in the Massachusetts U.S. Senate race will embolden Republicans to “obstruct progress and distort the truth in their quest to protect the status quo.”
“I have no interest in sugar-coating what happened in Massachusetts. There is a lot of anxiety in the country right now. Americans are understandably impatient. The truth is Democrats understand the anger voters feel – that’s in large part why we did well in 2006 and 2008,” said Menendez, the chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC). “In the days ahead, we will sort through the lessons of Massachusetts: the need to redouble our efforts on the economy, the need to show that our commitment to real change is as powerful as it was in 2008, and the reality that we cannot take a single thing for granted and cannot afford even a second of complacency.”
Menendez says that Democrats need to aggressively define their opponents and do a better job framing the issues.
“We cannot be timid about staking out our ground, and we must be strong in reminding voters what the Republicans did to our country and what they will do again if given the chance,” Menendez said.