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If Bob Menendez is guilty, boot him: No
place for a senator on the take

New York Daily News, by Editorial

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 9/13/2017 5:22:56 AM

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez stands trial in federal court, credibly charged with trading lavish gifts for government favors. If convicted, he must be swiftly ejected from office by a bipartisan vote of his peers — never mind the collateral damage to the Senate Democratic caucus of which he is a part when Jersey’s governor, currently Republican Chris Christie, gets to tap a successor. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer ought to waste no time making that ethical standard clear. Prosecutors, marshaling mountains of evidence, build a persuasive case that Menendez traded cash and gifts for official aid for ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, a South Floridian

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: F15 Gork, 9/13/2017 5:38:47 AM     (No. 11381730)

There is such a thing as a Senator not on the take? The salary is around $175K a year - how is it one can become a multi-millionaire in a few years on that paycheck.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley, 9/13/2017 6:14:49 AM     (No. 11381748)

If they booted every crooked politician out there, they would all be gone.
Saaay...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jerseytomato, 9/13/2017 6:38:25 AM     (No. 11381769)

My Senator lunches weekly with heads of LaRaza.

Typical New Jersey scum.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 9/13/2017 6:53:11 AM     (No. 11381777)

What do they mean, "If"?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 9/13/2017 7:17:01 AM     (No. 11381785)

Sadly, Schumer has the votes to proevent expulsion. With his rock solid block of avid fascist and the help of loyal followers like Mclame, Flake, Grahmnesty, Collins and other RINOs, it won´t even be close.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rivetjoint, 9/13/2017 7:24:48 AM     (No. 11381798)

Chris Christie will be gone by January and he´s so disliked by nearly everyone that it´s likely that the next guv will have a "D" after his name. Any moves to oust Menendez will probably be delayed until the new guv is in office.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: lakerman1, 9/13/2017 8:19:08 AM     (No. 11381866)

His is penny ante stuff compared to Dollar Bill Clinton and lady Lucifer.
And Lady Lucifer, during her tenure at State, took many more bribes than Menendez did, and gave more help to the donors.
Uranium, anyone?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: bobgray2, 9/13/2017 8:51:53 AM     (No. 11381905)

Every Senator or Congressperson is on the take. The only differences are from whom are they taking, to what degree, and how blatant their quid pro quo.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 9/13/2017 9:57:47 AM     (No. 11382005)

Poster 6, I agree.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 9/13/2017 9:59:18 AM     (No. 11382010)

Well, #1, I agree. But there is that handy congressional perk of not being subject to insider trading rules...

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Udanja99, 9/13/2017 11:00:37 AM     (No. 11382084)

Boot him from the senate? What about booting him into prison? Or will the demonrats let him vote from his cell?

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