Senator Bob Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, is at it again, trying to wheedle his way out of facing justice for his alleged corrupt actions. The prosecutors have asked the judge to give a firm “no” to Menendez’s plea to postpone his corruption trial, set to start in May. And you won’t believe the audacity of his request! Menendez’s defense team has the nerve to argue that he needs more time because of the “high volume of discovery” and the “perceived complexity” of his charges.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) December 27, 2023
Let’s not forget why he’s in this mess in the first place. Menendez was indicted on four charges for allegedly accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to use his powerful position to benefit the Egyptian government. This isn’t a case of misunderstanding or misinterpretation.
Despite the bipartisan calls for his resignation, Menendez has pleaded not guilty and refused to step down as senator. His defense team claims the government has inundated them with over 15 million pages of discovery that are not “search-friendly.”
To top it all off, Menendez plans to ask for the case to be dismissed on speech or debate clause grounds. Who does he think he is fooling? The prosecutors have done their due diligence to present the discovery in an organized manner, and they’ve upheld the agreed-upon deadlines.
And get this, the trial is set to kick off in May, right in the thick of the Senate session. But does Menendez care about fulfilling his duties as a senator? It seems like he’s more concerned about scheduling conflicts than facing the consequences of his alleged actions.
The audacity of Senator Menendez to think he’s above the law is just mind-boggling. It’s time for him to face the music and stop trying to delay the inevitable. The prosecutors have made it clear that they are not buying his stalling tactics, and they are ready to proceed with the trial as scheduled.