News that Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) has allegedly accepted bribes – hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and even gold bars – to advance the interests of the Egyptian government is cause for alarm and urgent action.
Menendez has temporarily stepped back from his influential role as the Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee "until the matter has been resolved."
But the simple reality is that the people of New Jersey, and beyond, deserve better and a mere pause of a chairmanship is wildly insufficient.
While the Senator is entitled to his day in court, no one can effectively serve their constituents when there are credible allegations that they can be bought. Sen. Menendez should resign immediately.
Since news broke, politicians across the country have called for his resignation — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, nearly the entire New Jersey's Democratic House delegation, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Senator John Fetterman (D-PA), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and more. But the constituency that matters most is the public, and this is your chance to speak out.