Radical Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has called for Democrat Se. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to resign after the embattled senator was indicted on multiple corruption charges last week.
Ocasio-Cortez joined several other Democrats in calling on Menendez to resign over his “extremely serious” bribery charges.
As Slay News reported, Menendez and his wife, Nadine, were indicted Friday morning in the Southern District of New York (SDNY) with “bribery offenses in connection with their corrupt relationship with three New Jersey businessmen.”
The indictment alleges that Menendez accepted bribes including a luxury car, mortgage payments, and more than $500,000 in cash.
During searches of his home, investigators found huge sums of cash stuffed into envelopes and hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of gold bars.
Menendez is also accused of selling government secrets to foreign nationals.
He allegedly provided sensitive U.S. government information to the Government of Egypt.
AOC is among several Democrats who have called on Menendez to resign.
Menendez has already stepped down from his role as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee but refuses to quit the Senate.
“I think the situation is quite unfortunate, but I do believe it is in the best interest for Senator Menendez