Longtime Menendez ally U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) was first tonight in issuing a statement of support for his friend.
“Bob Menendez and I have worked together for years to improve the lives of New Jerseyans,” said the congressman. “When you look at his work, making laws that give working families the support that they need and ensuring that our communities have the resources they need, it’s clear that he will never stop fighting for our state.
“All Americans, not just Senator Menendez, are entitled to a presumption of innocence,” he added. “These charges are just an accusation. My good friend, Bob Menendez is not going anywhere. I know that he will get through this and nothing will distract him from doing what he does best, fighting for New Jersey.”