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Dems mum on whether Menendez should step down if convicted


Added 11-13-17 12:11:01am EST - “Top Democrats on Sunday refused to say whether Sen. Bob Menendez should step down if he's convicted of federal bribery charges.” - Foxnews.com

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U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., arrives at a federal courthouse in Newark, N.J., for his federal corruption trial, Oct. 26, 2017.  (Associated Press)

Top Democrats on Sunday refused to say whether Sen. Bob Menendez should step down if he’s convicted of federal bribery charges.

“I’m not going to get into the hypotheticals on either of these situations, as I said, several steps removed,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) the Senate minority whip, said on CNN's "State of the Union," also referring to GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore in Alabama. “I’m hopeful that, when all is said and done, that Bob Menendez will be returning to the Senate representing the state of New Jersey. ”

Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said he won’t comment on Menendez’s fate in the Senate until the federal jury in New Jersey announces its verdict.

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