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Menendez needs to resign, and if he won't he needs to be primaried with a strong Democratic (Original Post) JohnSJ Sep 2023 OP
Why? claudette Sep 2023 #1
Because we can't afford to lose a Senate seat. yardwork Sep 2023 #3
+++ JohnSJ Sep 2023 #4
But claudette Sep 2023 #5
This is the second time in ten years HelpImSurrounded Sep 2023 #8
I know claudette Sep 2023 #9
Did he take more than Clarence Thomas? Captain Zero Sep 2023 #2
Regardless of the corruption of Thomas, do you think that is a good argument to make to JohnSJ Sep 2023 #7
I have a strong inkling he will not resign. BootinUp Sep 2023 #6
I think you are right, which is why I hope we have a strong candidate to primary him JohnSJ Sep 2023 #10
No Owens Sep 2023 #11
So you think what Clarence Thomas did will help Menendez keep his Senate seat against a probable JohnSJ Sep 2023 #12
Santos is in the House, not the Senate. yardwork Sep 2023 #16
If he Rebl2 Sep 2023 #13
No. onenote Sep 2023 #14
Okay Rebl2 Sep 2023 #15

claudette

(3,790 posts)
1. Why?
Fri Sep 22, 2023, 10:49 AM
Sep 2023

Dump’s has FOUR indictments and he’s winning a primary. Menendez is innocent until proven guilty

yardwork

(62,325 posts)
3. Because we can't afford to lose a Senate seat.
Fri Sep 22, 2023, 10:50 AM
Sep 2023

Republicans will vote for criminals but Democrats might not.

claudette

(3,790 posts)
5. But
Fri Sep 22, 2023, 10:53 AM
Sep 2023

He may be acquitted at trial. He professes his innocence. The press has loudly established that an indictment is not a final verdict

claudette

(3,790 posts)
9. I know
Fri Sep 22, 2023, 11:07 AM
Sep 2023

But he was not convicted. Seems you’ve already judged him as guilty. I don’t know his defense so I’m open to waiting.

JohnSJ

(93,406 posts)
7. Regardless of the corruption of Thomas, do you think that is a good argument to make to
Fri Sep 22, 2023, 10:55 AM
Sep 2023

insure he keeps his Senate seat in the 2024 election?

BootinUp

(47,780 posts)
6. I have a strong inkling he will not resign.
Fri Sep 22, 2023, 10:53 AM
Sep 2023

Just based on what I remember the last time he was in trouble.

Owens

(236 posts)
11. No
Fri Sep 22, 2023, 11:26 AM
Sep 2023

If the Republicans can keep their criminals in place (Santos, Boebert, Biggs, Jordan and of course, Trump) then Democrats need to use Menendez to force the Republicans to kick out one of their members - most likely Santos.

JohnSJ

(93,406 posts)
12. So you think what Clarence Thomas did will help Menendez keep his Senate seat against a probable
Fri Sep 22, 2023, 11:30 AM
Sep 2023

Republican challenger?

All he has to say is look at Thomas, as his defense?

yardwork

(62,325 posts)
16. Santos is in the House, not the Senate.
Fri Sep 22, 2023, 12:18 PM
Sep 2023

In any case, the Republicans won't do jack about their criminals, and their morally bankrupt voters won't care.

Democrats don't have that luxury. Many of our voters actually care about ethics, and the media is not on our side. Menendez will get far more negative press than any Republican.

onenote

(43,390 posts)
14. No.
Fri Sep 22, 2023, 11:37 AM
Sep 2023

First, the Senate would still be 50-49 Democrats (including the three independents who caucus with the Democrats and Manchin, who isn't perfect, but still caucuses with the Democrats).

Second, the Democratic governor could and would quickly replace Menendez with another Democrat.

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