Top Democrats Begin Pushing Menendez To Resign As He Steps Down From Chairmanship

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Top Democrats Begin Pushing Menendez To Resign As He Steps Down From Chairmanship

Top Democrats from New Jersey have started to press Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to resign after he was indicted on Friday on corruption charges stemming from alleged bribes that he took in exchange for taking actions as an elected official.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy (D) said that the allegations in the indictment were “deeply disturbing” because they “implicate national security and the integrity of our criminal justice system.”
“The alleged facts are so serious that they compromise the ability of Senator Menendez to effectively represent the people of our state,” he said. “Therefore, I am calling for his immediate resignation.”
Menendez stepped down from his powerful role as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee because he was required to do so, according to Senate Democrat bylaws, which state that “any member who serves in a lea …