Schumer dodges whether Bob Menendez should be expelled from Senate if convicted

Schumer dodges whether Bob Menendez should be expelled from Senate if convicted


Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) refused to say Wednesday whether he would move to boot one of his own from the chamber should Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) be handed down a guilty verdict in his public corruption criminal trial.

“He’s on trial,” Schumer responded to reporters. “So I’m not going to comment.”

Schumer remains the lone member of Senate Democratic leadership not to call for Menendez’s resignation amid allegations from prosecutors that the former Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman accepted lavish bribes and used his powerful position in government to act as a foreign agent for Egypt and Qatar.

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The majority of Senate Democrats have urged Menendez to take the exit door.

The trial is already complicating Schumer’s job in a narrowly split

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