The following is an excerpt from David Porter | November 16, 2017 | Time.com |
The top Republican in the Senate is calling for the ethics committee to investigate Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez after his federal bribery trial ended in a mistrial.
Sen. Mitch McConnell said in a statement Thursday that Menendez had been indicted on numerous federal felonies and his trial shed light on serious accusations of “violating the public’s trust as trust as an elected official, as well as potential violations of the Senate’s Code of Conduct.”
The Kentucky Republican said that because of the seriousness of the charges, he was calling on the Ethics panel to immediately investigate the senator’s actions that led to the indictment.
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