Menendez gives up committee gavel, faces Dem calls to resign
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) on Friday surrendered his chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee after being indicted on bribery charges.
The big picture: That may not be the end of Menendez's political headaches as multiple Democrats in New Jersey and beyond have called for his resignation.
Driving the news: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a statement that Menendez "rightly decided to step down temporarily" from his chairmanship "until the matter has been resolved."
Under Senate Democratic Caucus rules, committee chairs under indictment must relinquish their roles.