Menendez says he will not resign in closed meeting with Democrats: ‘I will continue to cast votes’
In a closed meeting with Senate Democrats on Wednesday, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) declared that he will not resign amid corruption charges against him, and pledged to “continue to cast votes” on key issues. Menendez is currently facing federal charges of bribery, fraud and corruption. He has denied any wrongdoing and has vowed to fight the charges. Menendez is the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and is a member of several other influential committees. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has said he supports Menendez and will not call for him to resign.