Some months back we were debating the morality and the smarts of calling for Senator Al Franken to resign over multiple harassment incidents. Now we have a sitting Senator who just sat through Ethics Committee investigation that concluded:
“Your assistance to Dr. Melgen under these circumstances demonstrated poor judgment, and it risked undermining the public’s confidence in the Senate,” the letter reads. “As such, your actions reflected discredit upon the Senate.”
To refresh your memory, Senator Menendez was tried on various corruption charges in a trial that ended in a mistrial in November. The DOJ decided to drop the charges in January. Now we don’t know if Menendez really did anything criminal, but the Ethics Committee certainly found a good deal of evidence of poor judgment.
So how come Democrats are not asking Menendez to resign?