Fetterman Blasts Fellow Democrats for Allowing ‘Sleazeball’ Menendez to Remain in Senate

Sen. John Fetterman (D-PA) has blasted his fellow Democrats in the Senate for allowing “sleazeball” Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) to continue serving in Congress.

The lawmaker’s comment came in response to the many indictments arising from the alleged bribery scam that “Gold Bar Bod” Menendez was involved in, as Fox News reported.

The accusations of bribery and obstruction of justice were brought against Menendez on Monday.

The senator entered a plea of not guilty in Manhattan Federal Court.

The investigation into the corruption allegations against Menendez and his wife found that he accepted bribes from foreign nationals totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars, including cash, gold bars, and a Mercedes-Benz.

Menendez allegedly received the goods and funds in exchange for using his power and influence as a senator to assist the governments of Egypt and Qatar.

Menendez and his wife are also accused of obstructing justice.

During an interview with CNN reporter Manu Raju the previous week, Fetterman expressed his frustration over the case.

He said he’s outraged over the fact that Democrats have not yet removed Menendez from the Senate.

As many have noted, Republican former Rep. George Santos (R-NY) was recently removed from his seat for far less.

“And it‘s been clear that my colleagues want to keep him around, and now we have his trial in less than two months, and that‘s gonna handle it,” Fetterman said.

Raju asked Fetterman what it says “about this institution” that Menendez is allowed to continue serving as a senator.

“I don’t know what it says other than that they guess they‘re just okay with having a sleazeball in the Senate,” Fetterman said.

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John Bresnahan, a reporter for Punchbowl News, participated in a panel discussion about Fetterman’s remarks regarding the leadership of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

Schumer has come under attack for enabling Menendez to remain in the Senate and keep key committee assignments.

However, Bresnahan pointed out that Schumer and the Democrat leadership in the Senate will not be able to pull Menendez out of his position.

The nickname “sleazeball” has been used by Fetterman in the past to describe Menendez.

“I don’t know why anybody would take a meeting with that sleazeball,” Fetterman told reporters in January.

“And he needs to go.

“I’ve been very clear about that.”

Fetterman, who has advocated for Menendez’s expulsion on multiple occasions, continued by saying:

“We should have chucked him.

“I don’t know why we haven’t chucked him, and I sure hope eventually we do chuck him.”

READ MORE – ‘Gold Bar Bob’ Menendez Will Not Seek Re-Election to Senate

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