SENATOR ROBERT MENENDEZ INDICTED ON CORRUPTION CHARGES
U.S. Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey was indicted this week on charges of accepting nearly a million dollars in gifts and campaign contributions from a long-time friend in exchange for political favors.
Menendez, the second sitting U.S. Senator to be indicted in the last decade
The indictment of Senator Menendez challenges everything about ‘Citizens United’
WAPO’S DANA MILBANK: SEN. ROBERT MENENDEZ SHOULD RESIGN
A disturbing set of facts that call into question the court’s logic and conclusions about corruption. The April 1 indictment of Sen. Robert Menendez on bribery charges alleges a chronology that should worry everyone who cares about integrity in national politics. According to the indictment, a wealthy Florida ophthalmologist, Salomon Melgen, who was seeking Robert Menendez’s support on matters before the U.S. government, wrote two checks for $300,000 each in 2012 to the Senate Majority PAC, a super PAC devoted to supporting the election of Senate Democrats.
“Bob Menendez doesn’t belong in the U.S. Senate”
“It’s not just the New Jersey Democrat’s 14-count indictment on corruption charges, though that’s plenty. As bad is the appalling way in which he responded: with a political rally to kick off a campaign against the Justice Department in which Robert Menendez plays the persecuted minority.
“Menendez called his event Wednesday night in Newark a ‘press conference,’ but it was no such thing. He took no questions, instead reading a combative statement that claimed the Justice Department — a Democratic administration’s Justice Department — was doing the bidding of ‘those who have a political motive to silence me.’”