Times publishes editorial rebuking Menendez
Feb 11, 2013 | 2779 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
While Sen. Bob Menendez has denied the allegations in a recent scandal connecting him to a heavy Democratic fundraiser in Florida, the New York Times published an editorial over the weekend saying he should step down as chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

That piece says, "It appears Mr. Menendez has learned little from his own previous ethics issues or from the fall of a former New Jersey senator, Robert Torricelli, who decided not to run for re-election in 2002 amid allegations that he had inappropriately aided a big donor and accepted expensive gifts. It is unclear whether the Senate Ethics Committee has initiated a formal inquiry into Mr. Menendez’s conduct, but a prompt and thorough review is surely called for. In the meantime, Mr. Menendez needs to relinquish his leadership role, at least temporarily."

To read the editorial, click here. For past Reporter coverage, see links below.

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