Indicted Sen. Bob Menendez relishes in speculation on next political move

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) on Thursday did not rule out the potential of running for his Senate seat as an independent following reports the indicted politician was considering the option.

“When I announce, everybody will know what my intentions are, and until then, everybody can continue to speculate,” Menendez said, responding to questions from the Washington Examiner. “When I announce, everybody will know.”

The senator’s comments come after an NBC News report suggested he could be considering a reelection bid as an independent, citing sources familiar on Thursday. 

Menendez is currently at the center of a far-reaching corruption case focused on whether he used his position to enrich himself and his wife. Earlier this month, New Jersey businessman Jose Uribe pleaded guilty to bribing the senator’s wife in exchange for his
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