Booker and Graham Go to Bat for Menéndez

Yesterday, we told you that Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) would testify on behalf of their colleague Senator Bob Menéndez (D-NJ) during his trial on bribery charges. On the stand, Booker testified that Menéndez is honest and trustworthy, adding, “Bob has not forgotten where he comes from. He is someone who has known poverty and insecurity and what is honorable about him to me is that when I go home, and I am reminded of who I’m fighting for, I know Bob Menéndez doesn’t just have my back but has their backs.” Graham testified to Menéndez’s dependability, saying, “In very difficult circumstances he always keeps his word -- a handshake is all you need from Bob." A teary-eyed Menéndez said he was “honored” that the pair came to testify. More here.

Tiffany D. Cross