A New Jersey Federal Senator gave a speech on offshore drilling on Thursday. The speech was given on the Senate floor by Robert Menendez. In referencing the oil spill that has put the Gulf of Mexico in danger, Menendez once again said he does not support offshore drilling. New Jersey uses tourism as a top income producer and cannot afford its beaches to become contaminated because of a spill. President Barack Obama in recent weeks had made public comments that supported drilling offshore.