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Fetterman calls on senators to expel Menendez after DOJ alleges he was a foreign agent

The DOJ alleges that neither Menendez nor his wife registered as foreign agents as required under the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

Published: October 12, 2023 4:09pm

Pennsylvania Democratic Sen. John Fetterman on Thursday called on his fellow Senate Democrats to expel New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez after the Department of Justice filed a superseding indictment against him alleging he acted as a foreign agent for the Egyptian government.

"Senator Menendez should not be a U.S. Senator. He should have been gone long ago," Fetterman posted on X. "It is time for every one of my colleagues in the Senate to join me in expelling Senator Menendez.   We cannot have an alleged foreign agent in the United States Senate. This is not a close call."

The DOJ alleges that neither Menendez nor his wife registered as foreign agents as required under the Foreign Agents Registration Act. Moreover, public officials may not legally act on another nation's behalf in such a way that would require registration at all.

News of the original charges against Menendez came in September, with prosecutors stating that law enforcement discovered gold bars and roughly $480,000 in cash at his home. He has pleaded not guilty and refused to resign. He did, however, step down as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, in accordance with Democratic conference rules.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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