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State Chairman John Currie: "Senator Menendez is a friend, and more importantly, a life-long public servant and advocate committed to helping the residents of New Jersey. In fact, there is no one in Congress more committed to fixing our broken immigration system and addressing other important issues facing our nation. The Senator has told me personally that none of his actions were inappropriate or unlawful, and I truly believe him. During this difficult time for him and his family, I will continue to proudly stand with my friend Bob Menendez.
"I trust that Senator Menendez will mount a robust defense against the Justice Department's charges and I look forward to a day when these charges are fully adjudicated, and we can put all these allegations behind us."
Senator Booker: "Senator Menendez has never wavered in his commitment to the people of New Jersey. He’s been an invaluable resource and a mentor to me since I arrived in the Senate. Our system of justice is designed to be fair and impartial, and it presumes innocence before guilt. I won’t waiver in my commitment to stand alongside my senior Senator to serve our great state. Our nation and state face critical issues and I will continue to partner with Senator Menendez to take on the challenges before you."
Congressman Albio Sires: "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.
"All Americans, not just Senator Menendez, are entitled to a presumption of innocence. These charges are just an accusation. My 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.”
Congressman Gutierrez: "Bob Menendez has never given me any reason to question his integrity, his dedication to honest public service or his commitment to the American people. As a leader in the House and in the Senate, he has been a key ally in fighting for sensible immigration reform and a touchstone for all matters related to Latinos in this country. He is a friend who is quick with advice, encouragement and good ideas. I am particularly proud of his leadership on foreign policy matters related to Latin America. My hope is that these legal matters are resolved quickly so he can go back to concentrating 100 percent on his service to the people of New Jersey and the United States."
Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop: "I'll say today the same exact thing I said two weeks ago when a suspicious leak started this conversation. Anyone who makes an assumption here is underestimating Senator Menendez. The Senator has been a voice on international issues that has kept NJ safe, and has been an advocate for issues that impact working families in NJ every single day. Accusations unfortunately are nothing new in government and Senator Menendez, as all Americans are, is entitled to a presumption of innocence and that is what we should adhere today based on his demonstrated history of service, lack of facts, and circumstances surrounding leaked information."
New Jersey Senator Ray Lesniak: "Bob Menendez and I have been working together to stand up for the residents of New Jersey for almost 30 years. We've fought to improve access to transit, create good paying jobs, and to hold oil and chemical companies accountable when they try to put profits over the safety of our residents and the health of our environment.
"We must reserve judgment until all of the facts are known. These charges are only accusations and not a finding of guilt."
Essex County Executive Joe DiVincenzo: "I've had the opportunity to see, first-hand, the benefits of the work Bob Menendez has done on behalf of all New Jerseyans. Whether it was his work to pass legislation to help families or to provide funding to ease the strain on municipal and county budgets, he's always fought for us. Senator Menendez cares deeply about the people he represents and is a fierce advocate for them in Congress.
"Senator Menendez, as all Americans are, is entitled to a presumption of innocence, and I am sure he welcomes the opportunity to clearly state his case. I look forward to the resolution of this matter so Senator Menendez can continue his work on behalf of the citizens of Essex County and New Jersey."