Elected officials keep flocking to say #IStandWithBob, in support of their senior U.S. Senator Bob Menendez.
Assemblywomen Annette Quijano:
“Senator Menendez has been a voice for the voiceless for decades now. His advocacy on behalf of Latinos and his tireless work on behalf of all of the residents of New Jersey are admirable.
“When our state was battered by Superstorm Sandy, he fought endlessly on behalf of the victims whose homes were lost or damaged to ensure that the federal government did everything in its power to help them get back on their feet.
“I stand with my colleagues and many constituents throughout the state when I offer my steadfast support of Sen. Menendez as this process plays out.”
Assemblyman Gary S. Schaer:
“Senator Menendez has demonstrated his unqualified support for Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East and America’s staunchest ally, his commitment to ensure that Iran not be allowed to develop an arsenal of nuclear weapons, and his vision of an America where all have the opportunity to succeed, distinguishes the lifelong career of Senator Menendez. I stand with Senator Menendez as he fights these charges.”
Mayor and State Senator Brian Stack:
“I stand with Senator Menendez, recognizing the positive impact that he continues to have on our working class residents. Like all Americans, the Senator is entitled to a presumption of innocence. The public should question motives after reflecting on how this matter unraveled.”
Bergen County Chairman Lou Stellato:
“Senator Menendez, as all Americans are, is entitled to a presumption of innocence. This is just an accusation and we have not yet seen all of the facts. I have learned throughout my career that even the flattest pancake has two sides. I look forward to the resolution of his case.”
Mayor Alex Blanco:
“The charges from the Department of Justice are disappointing, especially given my experience with all the positive things Senator Menendez has done for the City of Passaic and New Jersey.
“Senator Menendez has always fought for Passaic, particularly our diverse community of immigrants. I look forward to the Senator fighting back against these charges as hard as he has fought for us.”
Essex County Democratic Chairman LeRoy Jones:
“As the chairman of the Essex County Democrats, I’ve had the opportunity to see the tireless advocacy of Senator Menendez on behalf of New Jersey residents.
“Senator Menendez’s record speaks for itself; he is a proven fighter who gets results. He has worked with our local, county, and state officials to fund important improvements and provide valuable services to improve the lives of all of Essex County residents.
“Bob Menendez has been a dedicated public servant who has spent his life working to improve Essex County and New Jersey. Senator Menendez is entitled to the presumption of innocence and I look forward to the resolution of this matter so he can continue to work to improve the lives of residents in Essex County and New Jersey.”