Skip to comments.Sen. Bob Menendez steps down as panel chair after bribe charges, NJ gov calls for resignation
Posted on 09/22/2023 2:36:40 PM PDT by Libloather
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) will step aside from his chairmanship of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee after his indictment on bribery charges, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced Friday, as New Jersey’s governor called for the long-serving lawmaker’s resignation.
“Bob Menendez has been a dedicated public servant and is always fighting hard for the people of New Jersey. He has a right to due process and a fair trial,” Schumer (D-NY) said in a statement. “Senator Menendez has rightly decided to step down temporarily from his position as Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee until the matter has been resolved.”
The 69-year-old Menendez came out swinging in his first statement since the indictment was unsealed by Manhattan federal prosecutors, accusing his opponents of conspiring to “dig my political grave.”
“For years, forces behind the scenes have repeatedly attempted to silence my voice and dig my political grave,” said Menendez, who has repped the Garden State in the Senate since 2006.
“Since this investigation was leaked nearly a year ago, there has been an active smear campaign of anonymous sources and innuendos to create an air of impropriety where none exists.”
(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...
A common thief.
“And I would be nice if the Feds would return the bribe money they seized from my house,” Sen. Menendez added.
“forces behind the scenes have repeatedly attempted to silence my voice and dig my political grave,” said Menendez”
It was the reptilian aliens for sure!
A petty thief compared to Hunter Biden.
Announced smuck schumer, a man just as guilty as bribery bob menendez. Friends of a feather. All thieves and thugs.
I believe Hell has just frozen over and will host the Stanley Cup Finals next year.
“Those behind this campaign simply cannot accept that a first-generation Latino American from humble beginnings could rise to be a U.S. Senator and serve with honor and distinction.”
Dude is playing the race card.
The pile of loot and what it's made up of looks a bit more than anonymous and innuendo.
Get ready for Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz.
Federal agents found more than $480,000 in cash
stuffed into envelopes and hidden in clothing’
in Sen. Bob Menendez’s home, indictment says
9/22/2023, 3:23:11 PM · by Mariner · 103 replies
Business Insider via Yahoo ^ | September 22nd, 2023 | Bryan Metzger
Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey has been indicted on bribery charges. Federal agents found cash “stuffed into envelopes and hidden in clothing” in his home. This is the second time Menendez has been charged with bribery.
Federal agents found more than $480,000 in cash hidden in Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez’s home, according to the newly-unsealed indictment against the New Jersey senator. Menendez is facing bribery charges for the second time in six years.
According to the indictment, federal agents executed search warrants on the New Jersey senator’s home in June 2022, where they found the “fruits” of the bribery agreement...
Of what? The school lunch audit committee. No, we learn in the text. He was chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. So why didn't it read:
Sen. Bob Menendez steps down as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee after bribery charges.
Gas-lighting again. Bury the lead. Nothing to see here folks. Just the chairman of the most important senate committee got caught taking bribes after Biden didn't take bribes because the money all went to Hunter.
How many Republicans said anything similar about President Trump? You have to hand it to Schumer. His statement is nearly the PR textbook method to handle this situation. The only thing Schumer could have added was, “Bob is a very good personal friend. I will shocked if he is found guilty.”
Resigning his position as a US Senator should happen tomorrow. Get him out of next weeks news cycle.
How else would a Dem Senator get busted by the feds? And for BRIBERY? Holy smokes. What's next? A member of Congress getting busted for insider trading?
Maybe he didn’t give Biden 10%
“I’m stepping down in order to spend more time with my attorneys.”
The real question is, who are the Democrats and Murphy trying to install as his replacement? There is no obvious candidate like Booker a few years ago. My guess is either Fullop who is the mayor of Jesey City or he will play identity politics and nominate Teresa Ruiz who is young and the State Senate Majority Leader.
“SEE...we prosecute corrupt dimocrats too....”
Great but what about the other 99?
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