Menendez Ignores Calls to Resign from Senate After Indictment
He and his wife have been accused of aiding foreign governments
On Monday, a defiant Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) brushed aside growing calls for his resignation, declaring he will be exonerated and will continue to serve in the U.S. Senate following a federal indictment alleging that he and his wife accepted bribes in exchange for exerting his political influence.
Menendez, who is up for reelection next year, gave no indication that he might forgo the race.
"I recognize this will be the biggest fight yet," Menendez said at a community college in Union City, New Jersey, the town where he grew up and began his decades-long political career. "But as I have stated throughout this whole process, I firmly believe that when all the facts are presented, not only will I be exonerated, but I still will be New Jersey's senior senator."
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