Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop wasted little time in coming to the defense of U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), who was indicted minutes ago on federal corruption charges including conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bribery.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
In a written statement, Fulop called Menendez a “remarkable fighter” for New Jerseyans, before stressing that an indictment means innocent until proven guilty.
â€œIâ€™ll express the same sentiments that I conveyed when we learned of a suspicious leak that started this conversation â€“ anyone who makes an assumption that discounts Bob Menendez is underestimating the Senator, as he has proven to be a remarkable fighter on behalf of the residents of New Jersey, tackling international policy issues,â€ Fulop proclaimed.
â€Furthermore, Senator Menendez continues to champion causes that keep our residents safe while advocating for issues that impact working families in New Jersey on a daily basis.”
â€œUnfortunately, accusations are nothing new in politics and Senator Menendez, like all Americans, is entitled to a presumption of innocence, which is what should be offered today, especially after reflecting on the Senatorâ€™s record of service, commitment to residents, lack of facts and circumstances that involve leaked information.â€
Hudson County View is awaiting to hear back from other local politicians regarding Menendez’s indictment.