In a recent MSNBC interview, ex-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi voiced her opinion that Sen. Bob Menendez, who’s facing bribery accusations, should resign resigning. “I respect their position that they are taking, and the charges are formidable. It would probably be a good idea if he did resign.” said Pelosi to host Jen Psaki. Pelosi joins a wave of Democratic senators, including John Fetterman, Bob Casey, Sherrod Brown, Peter Welch, Tammy Baldwin, and Jon Tester, who have urged Menendez to step down.
PELOSI ON SEN. MENENDEZ: “It would probably be a good idea if he did resign”
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Menendez and his wife, Nadine, are currently entangled in legal troubles. They’re accused of striking bribery deals with three notable New Jersey entrepreneurs, which also had implications involving the Egyptian government. Despite these allegations, Menendez, a senior senator from New Jersey, has shown no inclination to relinquish his seat.
Pelosi also suggested Rep. George Santos, who’s caught up in his own legal quagmire, might want to follow suit. Santos is facing embezzlement and fraud allegations, including misusing campaign funds and making false declarations to Congress about his finances.
Though Menendez recently vacated his role as head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, prompted by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, neither Schumer nor Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin has explicitly asked him to resign from his Senate position.
Details emerging suggest that Menendez allegedly accepted significant monetary and material gifts, including a luxury vehicle and gold bars, from businessmen Wael Hana, Jose Uribe, and Fred Daibes, in exchange for safeguarding their interests.