DiMaio Slaps Away at Menendez-Saddled Democrats

Assemblyman John DiMaio

Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio  (R-23) this morning called on Democrats to act on replacing Senator Robert Menendez after his federal indictment for bribery, fraud and extortion charges. “Democrats say Bob Menendez should step down, but what are they going to do to get him to step down?” DiMaio said. “Governor Murphy should announce a successor, or at least provide a public list of candidates he would appoint from, to force him out of office.”

Murphy said he wants Menendez gone.

“The allegations in the indictment against Senator Menendez and four other defendants are deeply disturbing,” the governor said Friday in response to the bribery conspiracy charges the feds unloaded on Menendez. “These are serious charges that implicate national security and the integrity of our criminal justice system. Under our legal system, Senator Menendez and the other defendants have not been found guilty and will have the ability to present evidence disputing these charges, and we must respect the process. However, the alleged facts are so serious that they compromise the ability of Senator Menendez to effectively represent the people of our state. Therefore, I am calling for his immediate resignation.”

Refusing to budge, Menendez shot back, “Those who believe in justice believe in innocence until proven guilty. I intend to continue to fight for the people of New Jersey with the same success I’ve had for the past five decades. This is the same record of success these very same leaders have lauded all along. It is not lost on me how quickly some are rushing to judge a Latino and push him out of his seat. I am not going anywhere.”

Now, as Democrats wring their hands behind the scenes, New Jersey’s senior senator appears on track to imminently announce his 2024 reelection bid.

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One response to “DiMaio Slaps Away at Menendez-Saddled Democrats”

  1. Assembly Republican Leader John DiMaio (R-23) makes a wrongheaded argument to have Menendez removed from office by our current Socialist Governor, Phil KNUCKLEHEAD Murphy, and replaced by ANOTHER Democrat.

    No, Assemblyman DiMaio, we need to wait for the end of the Governor’s term and Menendez’ re-election bid, which both are coming up in 2025. We don’t need any more Democrat-Socialists in Congress or the NJ Legislature. It’s time for Republicans to take at least one, if not both U.S. Senate seats in New Jersey, and flip the entire NJ Legislature RED!!!!! The current crop of Democrat-Socialists have ruined this state with the highest property taxes in the nation, the 3rd highest income taxes in the nation, one of the top 5 states with the worst regulations, one of the top “sanctuary states” for illegal aliens (which NJ taxpayers foot the bill to the tune of over $4 BILLION DOLLARS per year giving illegals free healthcare, free education, free legal aid, free food stamps, etc.), and now the Demcrats (along with Gov. Murphy’s corrupt practices of attempting to give the wind turbine company, Orsted, exclusive rights to build failing wind turbine farms off the coast in order to line his pockets with millions of dollars).

    Time for Republicans to take over and reverse 20-25 years of destructive legislation and regulations in New Jersey.

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