Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) took to the Senate floor Tuesday to push back on the federal superseding indictments against him alleging he acted as an unregistered foreign agent for Qatar and Egypt.
The embattled senator addressed each indictment separately in his floor speech, which comes just a week after the Qatar charges were filed. Menendez accused the federal government of peddling a “sensational story in the press” in order “to poison the jury pool” and convict him “in the court of public opinion.”
Menendez also used the remarks to go after his congressional colleagues who have called for his resignation, warning lawmakers that they were setting a dangerous precedent by pushing for his removal before he is convicted.
“There has been and will be, at trial, a full explanation of what is the truth about those issues, a truth that proves I am