“The cloud hanging over the Garden State’s senior senator will inevitably distract from his ability to put his constituents first,” the board warned. “He should step down and focus his energy on mounting a credible defense.”
The evidence against Menendez is “damning,” it continued, saying New Jersey voters “deserve better than a twice-indicted senator.” Jurors failed to reach a verdict in a 2017 trial centered on other allegations.
“Wake up, Bob: You’re toast,” wrote the Post’s demand.
Menendez has stepped down as chair of the Foreign Relations Committee but has vowed to stay in the Senate and contest the charges. He appeared in court on Wednesday morning.