As U.S. Senator Bob Menendez’s federal corruption trial kicks off today, Democrat gubernatorial nominee Phil Murphy is doubling-down on his out-of-touch support for the indicted U.S. Senator.
When asked today by reporters if he thought a U.S. Senator convicted of a federal crime should stay in the Senate, Murphy responded “I haven’t really thought about it.”
And then when he was given a chance to distance himself from Menendez, Murphy didn’t waver, and “pointed out that he has long stood by Menendez.”
Murphy and his wife have contributed more than $18,000 to Menendez for his legal defense fund and Senate campaign since the indictment, proving to voters that he has no problem with the corruption allegations against Menendez. New Jersey deserves better.
The Associated Press reports:
“In New Jersey, Democrats stand behind Menendez. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy has stood with Menendez and touted his endorsement in this year’s campaign to succeed Christie, who is term limited. Murphy declined to say Wednesday whether senators convicted of crimes should resign, but he pointed out that he has long stood by Menendez.
Murphy and his wife have donated $18,100 to Menendez’s legal defense fund and Senate campaign since the indictment…”