John Fetterman backed his fellow Democrats into a corner.
There is no easy way out.
And all hell broke loose when John Fetterman delivered one big ultimatum.
When federal prosecutors indicted New Jersey Democrat Senator Bob Menendez on bribery and corruption charges Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman became the first senator to call on Menendez to resign.
Menendez ignored that call and pledged to run for re-election next year.
Prosecutors now filed a superseding indictment against Menendez alleging the New Jersey Democrat acted as an unregistered foreign agent for the Egyptian government.
The idea of Menendez appearing on the ballot next year with these criminal charges hanging over his head pushed Fetterman to call on his fellow senators to take the unprecedented step of expelling Menendez.
“[Menendez] further promised to take and took a series of acts on behalf of Egypt, including on behalf of Egyptian military and intelligence officials, and conspired to do so with [Will Hana] and [Menendez’s wife Nadine Menendez], the defendants, who also communicated requests and directives from Egyptian officials to MENENDEZ,” the indictment stated.
“Senator Menendez should not be a U.S. Senator. He should have been gone long ago. It is time for every one of my colleagues in the Senate to join me in expelling Senator Menendez.” Fetterman wrote on social media before adding, “We cannot have an alleged foreign agent in the United States Senate. This is not a close call.”
The indictment contained disturbing allegations against Menendez.
Prosecutors alleged Menendez met with an Egyptian official in his Senate office back in 2018 and agreed to turn over sensitive information about the U.S. Embassy in exchange for a bribe.
“Later that same day, Menendez sought from the State Department non-public information regarding the number and nationality of persons serving at the US Embassy in Cairo, Egypt,” the indictment read. “Although, this information was not classified, it was deemed highly sensitive because it could pose significant operational security concerns if disclosed to a foreign government or made public.”
John Fetterman wasn’t taking any stand that would win him a profile in courage.
Fetterman was really acting in the interests of the Democrat Party.
If Republicans flip two seats next year, they win a majority in the U.S. Senate.
And Republicans already view seats in the ruby-red states of Ohio, Montana, and West Virginia as prime pick-up opportunities as Donald Trump figures to win those states in landslides creating massive coattails for down-ballot candidates.
Menendez running for re-election under the cloud of indictment puts New Jersey’s Senate seat at risk.
And New Jersey is one of the most expensive states to campaign in by virtue of the fact that it is the only state in America that doesn’t have its own TV markets.
In order to run TV commercials, campaigns must purchase commercial time in the massively expensive New York and Philadelphia markets.
If Democrats have to pump tens of millions of dollars into New Jersey to prop up Menendez that means there is less money at the party’s disposal to rescue incumbents running in Ohio, Montana and West Virginia.
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