[Photo Credit: By Governor Tom Wolf from Harrisburg, PA - 2019 Inauguration of Governor Tom Wolf and Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=78145042]
On Friday, Senator John Fetterman (D-Pa.) urged the Senate to vote to expel Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.).
He characterized the criminal allegations against the New Jersey lawmaker as “more sinister” in comparison to the charges levied against Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.), who had recently been expelled from the House.
After Joy Behar inquired about Santos’ expulsion during an interview on ABC’s “The View,” Fetterman urged his Senate colleagues to remove Menendez from office.
“We have a colleague in the Senate that actually does much more sinister and serious kinds of things: Sen. Menendez. He needs to go. And if you are going to expel Santos, how can you allow somebody like Menendez to remain in the Senate?” he said.
Fetterman described Santos’s lies as “almost, you know, funny.”
“Whereas, I think Menendez, I think is really a senator for Egypt, not New Jersey. So, I really think he needs to go,” he concluded.
Menendez has been charged with conspiracy to perpetrate bribery, honest services fraud, extortion, and utilizing a public official as a foreign agent, all of which are offenses brought against him by federal prosecutors in the Southern District of Manhattan.
Menendez has refuted any allegations of misconduct in spite of significant evidence.
Fetterman delivered his remarks subsequent to the House’s 311-114 resolution to expelling Santos.
Although Menendez’s resignation has been demanded by over half of the Senate Democratic caucus, senators, with the exception of Fetterman, have exhibited minimal interest in conducting a vote to expel their New Jersey colleague.