This morning on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” host David Gregory asked Illinois Senator Dick Durbin (D) about the recent developments and allegations surrounding Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ). Menendez and Durbin are part of the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” group that was recently formed to tackle the issue of immigration reform. In addition, Menendez is the Senate’s only Latino Democrat and the new chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations. Gregory asked Durbin if Menendez should retain his chairmanship.
Senator Menendez has given us an assurance that there is no substance to these charges. It’s being looked at by the ethics committee, and of course I can’t comment beyond that.