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I never thought I would say this, but the slobbiest senator in the Democratic Party may also be the one with the most common sense — at least on some issues.
During an appearance Friday on “The View,” Sen. John Fetterman of Pennsylvania, of the “inappropriate dress code” fame, was asked about the House’s recent expulsion of Republican Rep. George Santos of New York over alleged campaign finance violations.
While Fetterman could have used it as a chance to score political points, he instead turned the focus to corruption within Democratic ranks.
Specifically, Fetterman called out Democrat Sen.Robert Menendez of New Jersey, who was indicted for allegedly accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes, including cash, gold bars and a luxury convertible, in exchange for using his official position to benefit businessmen and the government of Egypt, according to NorthJersey.com.
In October, Menendez was charged with conspiring to act as an agent of the Egyptian government, violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act. The indictment claims Menendez took actions on behalf of Egypt, including its military and intelligence officials. Menendez, who denies the allegations, is also facing prior bribery charges involving cash, gold bars and a luxury car, according to the Associated Press.
“Well, it’s like — I’m not surprised [about Santos],” Fetterman said. “But to me, I think that the more important picture is that we have a colleague in the Senate that actually did much more sinister and serious kind of things — Sen. Menendez,” he added.
“He needs to go,” Fetterman said, “and if you are going to expel Santos, how can you allow somebody like Menendez to remain in the Senate?”
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