Sen. Bob Menendez

Fatal crash involving Menendez’s wife spurs demand for mandatory driver impairment tests in N.J.

BY: - October 6, 2023

A Republican lawmaker plans to push legislative leaders to act on long-stalled legislation that would require drivers who hit pedestrians to be tested for alcohol or drug impairment. Assemblywoman Nancy Muñoz (R-Union) said she was so disturbed by this week’s revelation that Sen. Bob Menendez’s wife, Nadine, crashed into a pedestrian and killed him in 2018 — and […]

Menendez to address U.S. Senate Democrats Thursday about his indictment

BY: - September 27, 2023

WASHINGTON — New Jersey U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez will address his Democratic colleagues in a closed-door meeting Thursday amid growing calls for him to resign following a federal indictment. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Wednesday that he was “deeply disappointed, disturbed” after reading the indictment, which charged Menendez with conspiracy to commit bribery, conspiracy […]

Menendez urged to step down by a growing number of U.S. Senate Democrats

BY: and - September 26, 2023

WASHINGTON — More than two dozen U.S. Senate Democrats are calling on New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez to resign following his indictment on corruption charges for the second time. Among the 26 senators on the record as of early Tuesday afternoon was New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker, who said in a statement that […]

Menendez steps down temporarily as U.S. Senate committee chairman amid federal charges  

BY: - September 22, 2023

WASHINGTON — New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez will temporarily step aside as chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee following a federal indictment for conspiracy to commit bribery and other charges. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer made the announcement Friday afternoon, saying in a written statement that “Senator Menendez has rightly decided to […]