One top Democrat is finally having his corruption exposed.
The Feds are on his tail, and he might not be able to hide the truth any longer.
And now Biden might be on the verge of losing one of his top allies.
Bob Menendez is a Senator from New Jersey. He is a career politician, having started off as the Mayor of Union City decades ago and working has way up through the ranks.
Along the way, he has cut quite a few corners legally and ethically. He famously had a prostitution scandal in 2012, and then was indicted by the Department of Justice in 2015 on corruption charges.
And while he has so far been able to stay out of prison, and has somehow managed to convince New Jersey voters to keep re-electing him, he is now being investigated once again.
According to ABC News, “Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., is under federal criminal investigation, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News and confirmed by an adviser to the senator.”
“The investigation is being conducted by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, the sources said. The exact nature of the investigation was not immediately clear.”
This is bad news for the Biden administration. In spite of his sordid and controversial history, Menendez has hung on to his position as Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
He is an extremely powerful man, and if he ends up having to leave the Senate because of a criminal conviction, it will be a massive political problem for the Biden administration.
This is particularly true during the war in Ukraine, a war in which Menendez has advocated for giving weapons and other forms of assistance to Ukraine.
The article continues, “Menendez, who is chairman of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was previously indicted on corruption charges in April 2015 due to his relationship with a Florida eye doctor, Salomon Melgen.”
“Prosecutors accused Menendez of accepting close to $1 million worth of campaign contributions and lavish gifts – flights on Melgen’s private jet, a first class commercial flight and a flight on a chartered jet; numerous vacations at Melgen’s villa in the Dominican Republic and a hotel room in Paris – from Melgen in return for the political favors. Menendez also allegedly used his office to support the visa applications of several of Melgen’s girlfriends.”
It’s clear that Menendez is a shady character who has no business holding one of the most powerful positions in the United States Senate.
But the Biden administration and the Democratic Party don’t seem to care about that.
In fact, their standards for the politicians they support are so low that they are currently trying to elect a man in Pennsylvania, John Fetterman, who is incapacitated from a severe stroke.
So, it’s no wonder that they continue to support Bob Menendez even as he has proven time and time again to be a crook.
But perhaps this time the Feds will finally be able to nail him for the corruption that he has been engaged in for many years.