“Last week, a grand jury indicted U.S. Senator Bob Menendez. This past week, dozens of members of his own party have demanded his resignation,” said the MSNBC anchor on her “American Voices” program.
“I have been watching, along with all of you, as a citizen and also as his daughter. I will not be reporting on the legal case.”
She later pointed to her own network’s reporting as she spoke just over one week since her father was indicted on corruption charges.
“That said, my colleagues across MSNBC and NBC News, they have aggressively covered the story and they’ll continue to do so, as they should,” the anchor added.
The anchor’s on-air comments arrive after her father and her mother Nadine Menendez were among those indicted in an alleged bribery scheme.
The anchor didn’t appear on her program last weekend in the wake of the indictment. A source told The Washington Post that “the timing was coincidental” as she was long set to attend a wedding.