Senate Republican leader Anthony M. Bucco issued the following statement after federal prosecutors charged Senator Bob Menendez with conspiracy to act as a foreign agent to the Egyptian government.
"The allegations centered around Senator Menendez's actions get more bizarre with each passing day as additional allegations unfold in this matter. In light of these new charges, members of both sides of the aisle should demand that he immediately step down as a United States Senator. Anyone who is accused of a crime has a presumption of innocence, but his alleged conduct is very troubling and certainly unbecoming of a public servant. It is now perfectly clear that his ability to perform his duties as a United States Senator has been compromised. The residents of the State deserve better."
Federal prosecutors issued new charges against Senator Bob Menendez today, accusing him of being an unregistered agent of the Egyptian government. This new indictment comes on the heels of bribery corruption charges issued against Menendez a few weeks ago.