Don’t count on it happening. Senator Bob Mendendez as already survived a recall effort, an FBI investigation while Chris Christie was U.S. Attorney, Tom Kean JR and Joe Kyrillos. There’s little reason, so far, to think Menendez won’t survive his latest scandals involving illegal campaign donations and gifts, a sex offender illegal immigrant intern and allegations of engaging with prostitutes and underage girls in the Dominican Republic.Why would Menedez resign? It’s not as if he tweeted nude pictures of himself, or anything as bad as that.
As you all should know by now, with my criticisms for Paulbots and their unlikely wishful thinking. I take unlikely scenarios with a grain of salt. I can’t help but shake my head in disbelief at the current whispers going on in NJ (where I live). You don’t know how powerful politicians are in your state until you find them in a scandal that could send NJ into a state of chaos!
The White House has refused to answer any questions about the on-going FBI investigation. Top Democrats like Harry Reid are sticking up for Menedez for now… However, top NJ Democrats are quietly wondering if the allegations are true. NJ Democrats are worried if this is true, but they are looking for political gain in 2014. Sen. Frank Lautenberg said that if the allegations are true, “It would be too bad.”
Republicans would be in supreme power for if Menendez is expelled from the Senate Christie would probably appoint Joe Kyrillos. Democrats would be looking forward to supplant Cory Booker into Menendez’s spot in 2014.
As beforeitsnews states:
But if Menendez’s seat in the Senate were to become vacant this year, it would put New Jersey politics into a fabulous turmoil that would be fun to cover and generate unprecedented blog traffic.