Calls are mounting for Menendez to resign as Democrats grapple with ‘shocking’ bribery allegations
By MARY CLARE JALONICK and JAKE OFFENHARTZ Associated Press | Wednesday, September 27, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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Sen. Bob Menendez speaks during a news conference on Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, in Union City, N.J. Menendez defiantly pushed back against federal corruption charges, saying cash authorities found in his home was from his savings account and was on hand for emergencies, and wasn't bribe proceeds. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
FILE - Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., listens during a Senate hearing on Capitol Hill, March 16, 2023 in Washington. Booker is calling on Sen. Bob Menendez to resign, saying in a statement that the federal bribery charges unveiled on Friday against his fellow New Jersey Democrat contain ”shocking allegations of corruption and specific, disturbing details of wrongdoing.” (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)