Did Trump Just Call for All Dem Senators to Resign?
Former President Donald Trump made an interesting challenge for all Senate Democrats. He called for them all to resign following the federal indictment against Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) last week, claiming that they all knew about the alleged bribes he took.
The indictment against the senator was unsealed on Friday, it says that Menendez and his wife had a corrupt relationship with New Jersey businessmen Wael Hana, Jose Uribe, and Fred Daibes, who allegedly gave the senator bribes worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. According to the DOJ, the bribes were intended to protect the businessmen and to benefit Egypt.
The New Jersey senator faces up to 45 years in prison if convicted of the charges, which include conspiracy to commit bribery, conspiracy to commit honest services fraud, and conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right.
“Senate Democrats should all resign based on Senator Bob Menendez!” Trump wrote on social media. “They all knew what was going on, and the way he lived.”
Trump then asked why the FBI did not raid Senate Democrats’ homes. He obviously was thinking about the radical raid on his Mar-a-Lago estate.
The FBI did raid Menendez’s home and agents recovered “cash, gold, [a] luxury vehicle, and home furnishings” that were part of the alleged bribery scheme, according to the indictment.
Trump declared on social media: “I wonder how much they got paid for Rigging the Election? Menendez is one of many, a small timer at that,” Trump said. “EVERY DEMOCRAT SHOULD RESIGN FROM THE SENATE! Our Border’s are Broken, our Election’s are Rigged.”
Menendez was previously indicted by the DOJ under the Obama administration in a case that alleged that he took bribes from Dr. Salomon Melgen, a wealthy Florida doctor, in exchange for political favors.
Melgen was sentenced to 17 years in prison after being convicted on 67 counts of health care fraud that totaled $42 million.
Trump later commuted Melgen’s prison sentence after “Menendez urged him to grant clemency to his old friend,” the New York Post reported.
Trump calls for every single Democratic Senator to resign. I agree, do you?
PS what is a “piker?” pic.twitter.com/toXmLAbavG
— JKash 🍊MAGA Queen (@JKash000) September 25, 2023