Sen. Fetterman renews calls for Sen. Menendez to be expelled from Congress

 January 4, 2024

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) isn't getting much love and support from his fellow Democrats in the wake of being charged with multiple serious bribery-related crimes with his wife. 

In September, Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) was the first senator to call for Menendez to resign or be expelled from Congress following his federal indictment.

According to NBC News, Fetterman renewed his calls for the New Jersey senator's resignation following the announcement of a superseding indictment.

In a separate report, NBC News noted, "The new allegations say Menendez made positive statements about Qatar to help a New Jersey developer get a multimillion-dollar investment from a company tied to the country."

Fetterman doubles down

It only took a matter of hours before Fetterman released a statement on X calling for Menendez to be expelled from Congress.

"Now, accused of selling his honor and our nation for a $24,000 watch. Accused as a foreign agent for *two* nations. How much more before we finally expel @SenatorMenendez? Fetterman wrote.

NBC News noted:

Menendez and his wife, Nadine, were initially charged with bribery in September, accused of accepting “hundreds of thousands of dollars” in exchange for the use of the senator’s influence to enrich three New Jersey businessmen and to benefit the Egyptian government.

Multiple senators and House members have called for Menendez to either resign or face the possibility of expulsion.

Fetterman and others even went as far as comparing his case to that of expelled Republican George Santos, who Fetterman believes committed less serious infractions compared to Menendez.

Social media reacts

Fetterman's renewed calls for the New Jersey Democrat's expulsion sparked comments from social media users, most of whom agreed with his calls.

"Yet the Dems make no move to remove him from office. Interesting isn't it," one X user wrote.

Another X user wrote, "This is so refreshing to see. Thank you for standing on the side of truth and transparency, Senator. Especially when it comes to one of your own. Right is right, wrong is wrong. We are one nation. And divided we fall."

Only time will tell if Menendez buckles to the growing pressure, or before Congress finally decides to vote to kick him out.

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