Two House Democ­rats call on Sen. Bob Menen­dez to resign

Two House Democrats call on Sen. Bob Menendez to resign

The first Demo­c­ra­t­ic rep­re­sen­ta­tives called on Sen. Bob Menen­dez (D‑NJ) to resign Fri­day amid accu­sa­tions of cor­rup­tion.
Menen­dez and his wife, Nadine, were indict­ed by a grand jury on bribery charges on Fri­day. The charges revolved around an alleged cor­rupt rela­tion­ship with three New Jer­sey busi­ness­men. Reps. Dean Phillips (D‑MN) and Andy Kim (D‑NJ) denounced their col­league and demand­ed he resign. Phillips, in an appear­ance on CNN, said he “absolute­ly” agreed that Menen­dez should be “pushed out” of Con­gress over the accu­sa­tions, the first con­gres­sion­al Demo­c­rat to do so.
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Reps. Andy Kim (D‑NJ) and Dean Phillips (D‑MN).
AP

“First of all, every­body’s inno­cent until proven guilty. Thank good­ness, still in our coun­try, but I’m appalled. Any­body who pays atten­tion, I don’t care what your pol­i­tics, Demo­c­rat or Repub­li­can, you should be appalled. A mem­ber of Con­gress who appears to have bro­ken the law is some­one who I believe should resign,” he said.
“I’m try­ing to restore faith in gov­ern­ment. It’s one of my mis­sions. It’s a lot of my col­leagues’ mis­sions. And some­times we got­ta walk that talk, even if it’s uncom­fort­able, and I would argue that this time, yes, the answer is absolute­ly,” he con­tin­ued when asked if Democ …