Sen. Bob Menendez’s (D-NJ) career in the Senate may finally be over after over a dozen of his fellow Democrat senators have now demanded his resignation.
The calls come after Menendez, who has a long history of corruption allegations, was hit with an indictment from the U.S. Justice Department last week for multiple federal bribery charges.
Calls have been mounting for Menendez to resign after the bombshell indictment was unsealed in federal court last Friday.
The indictment shows that federal investigators raided Menendez’s home and found huge sums of cash stuffed in envelopes as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of gold bars.
The charges are related to overseas dealings with the government of Egypt.
Menendez is accused of selling sensitive U.S. government information to Egyptian officials.
Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) issued a statement on Tuesday calling for Menendez to step down in the wake of the charges.
“Stepping down is not an admission of guilt but an acknowledgment that holding public office often demands tremendous sacrifices at great personal cost,” Booker’s statement said.
“Senator Menendez has made these sacrifices in the past to serve.
“And in this case, he must do so again.
“I believe stepping