Booker Predicts ‘Some Serious Appeals’ If Menendez Convicted
Booker Predicts ‘Some Serious Appeals’ if Menendez Convicted
Sens. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) and Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) / Getty
BY: David Rutz Follow @DavidRutzSeptember 7, 2017 3:59 pm
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker (D.) predicted Thursday there would be “some serious appeals” if Sen. Robert Menendez (D., N.J.) is found guilty in his federal corruption trial.
Menendez stands accused of what prosecutors call a “corrupt pact” with a wealthy Florida doctor; the senator is charged with using his office to benefit his friend in exchange for lavish trips and other gifts.
The case has stirred debate about the blurred lines regarding politicians’ friendships, and Booker suggested in an …