Congressman Sires, state Senator Sacco react to Menendez indictment


U.S. Rep. Albio Sires (D-8) and North Bergen Mayor/state Sen. Nick Sacco (D-32) have reacted to U.S. Sen Robert Menendez’s (D-NJ) federal indictment on corruption charges, with both stressing Menendez’s track record to fight for New Jerseyans. 


By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Sires, a Cuban-American like Menendez who got his start in politics in North Hudson, expectedly voiced his support for the senator.

“Bob Menendez and I have worked together for years to improve the lives of New Jerseyans. 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,” Sires said in a statement.

“All Americans, not just Senator Menendez, are entitled to a presumption of innocence. 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.”

Phil Swibinski, a spokesman for Sacco, took a more measured approach to the issue, though also highlighted  that Menendez is “a very effective fighter for New Jersey.”

“Mayor Sacco is saddened by this news and his thoughts are with Senator Menendez and his family. He has always considered Senator Menendez to be a very effective fighter for New Jersey and hopes that he will be able to continue his public service.”

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  1. Everyone is running scared now. Not knowing who is next. How does it feel to get a taste of what you have been doing to people for decades. The rats will abandon the ship real soon you’ll see.

  2. Fighting for New Jersey? He seemed to spend a lot of time fighting for the bimbos to get visas so his friend could have them for “company”. hahaha
    I hope the feds don’t stop now — there’s plenty to do here in WNY. Start with Roque.

  3. I have nothing but respect for the senator. i wish him well in what’s to come, but frankly I’m surprised to hear that he’s not just another “casual acquaintance” to Mr. Sires. who’s next Albio?

  4. Mr. Sires is smiling behind the scenes. Yes menendez was his god father, but albio always wants to be the top dog. Look for him to make his moves to try to take that senate seat. It’s funny how karma has a way of coming back around. The good senator wielded a big stick for years, just ask roque. He had the audacity to speak out against him and the next week the fbi was in town hall. Ask Rudy Garcia the cost of speaking out against him. Those are only 2 examples, there are hundreds more. And albio is no different, ask sal Vega about that. Remember people “absolute power corrupts absolutely”. Good luck to you all you’re going to need it.

  5. He was my divorce attorney in 1986 and I never liked the guy, he is difficult to speak with, it was his partner attorney Lilia Munoz that took my case, Bob Menndez was never friendly to me even though I am Cuban ancestry like he is very secretive and not friendly.

    I tried to be to get close to him but he never even said hi., he is arrogant and he thought he was above the law.