Menendez Enraged by State Dept. Official at Hearing: ‘I’m Not Asking Russia … I’m Asking You!’
MENENDEZ: "That's a good question for you. You know, the disdain that the State Department has when they come here, I don't appreciate it. I'm asking for legitimate questions with answers that I can make policy decisions. I'm not asking Russia about our national defense, I'm asking you!"
THOMPSON: "Yes, Senator. As our staff was up — "
MENENDEZ: "Is it possible that, in fact, if there was no New START, that in fact Russia could aim hundreds or thousands of new weapons? Is that possible?"
THOMPSON: "That's a hypothetical, Senator, and I'm not going to answer that."
MENENDEZ: "Oh my God."