Congressman Frank Pallone
“Senator Menendez is a tireless and effective public servant, driven by the need to improve the lives of those he is elected to represent. I have worked with Bob throughout his tenure in the House and the Senate on countless issues of importance to New Jersey – including Sandy relief, opposing offshore drilling, and fighting for college affordability – and look forward to continuing to do so.”
Congressman Bill Pascrell
“Senator Menendez has always maintained his innocence and I stand with him as he defends himself from these charges because he is a friend and has proven to be a fierce fighter on behalf of all New Jerseyans. I know he will continue the job the people of New Jersey elected him to and work tirelessly on behalf of his constituents.”
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr.
“Throughout my career in government, I’ve had the opportunity to see, first-hand, the benefits of the work Bob Menendez has done on behalf of New Jerseyans. Whether it was passing legislation to help working families or securing funding for all those affected by Hurricane Sandy, he’s always fighting for us. Senator Menendez cares deeply about the people he represents and has been a fierce advocate for them in Congress. I have known the Senator for many years. He had a great relationship with my father.
“I look forward to continuing my positive working relationship with Senator Menendez”
Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman
“In my short time in Washington, I have been able to learn a great deal from Senator Bob Menendez. He has dedicated more than 30 years to serving New Jersey families, and has been a fearless advocate for the working class, something I’ve witnessed firsthand both in Congress and in New Jersey
“Like all Americans, Senator Menendez is entitled to the constitutional presumption of innocence and the chance to defend himself. We must allow the legal process to work through the matters at hand.
“I am confident that Senator Menendez will continue to serve the best interests of his constituents, as he has throughout his career in public service.”
Congressman Donald Norcross
“Senator Menendez has focused on getting results on the issues that matter to New Jersey, from creating good-paying jobs to increasing access to education and protecting our environment. I’ve seen his dedication firsthand through my time as a labor leader, state legislator, and now in Congress. As the judicial process takes its course we will continue to work together to get things done for our constituents.”
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Senator Cory 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.”