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Menendez Faces Bribery Charges, Refuses to Resign, But Steps Down from Committee Role

Posted on AllSides September 23rd, 2023
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NEW YORK, NY – U.S. Senator Bob Menendez has been charged with accepting bribes, casting a shadow over Democrats’ hopes to retain control of the U.S. Senate in the upcoming elections. The senior New Jersey senator temporarily stepped down as chairman of the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, according to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan alleges that Menendez, 69, received cash and gold bars worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. These were purportedly in exchange for using his influence to benefit the Egyptian government and...

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