Sen. Bob Menendez (D‑NJ) was defiant amid growing calls for him to resign on Friday after he was indicted on multiple federal corruption charges.
“Those who believe in justice believe in innocence until proven guilty,” said Menendez. “I intend to continue to fight for the people of New Jersey with the same success I’ve had for the past five decades.”
“This is the same record of success these very same leaders have lauded all along,” he continued. “It is not lost on me how quickly some are rushing to judge a Latino and push him out of his seat. I am not going anywhere.”
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