It would appear that even his fellow Democrats are unwilling to give Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) the presumption of innocence until proven guilty.
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has joined the growing list of Democrats demanding that Menendez step down.
Senator Robert Menendez is no stranger to corruption charges, but even his fellow Democrats are bailing on him this time around.
Menendez beat the charges the first time and managed to get re-elected in the process, but there seems to be less faith in his innocence this time around.
The indictment against Menendez accuses the Senator of strong-arming New Jersey prosecutors to influence a case for a prominent donor as well as influencing arms deals and aid for Egypt.
Menendez allegedly accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars, gold bars, and a Mercedes convertible.
The alleged bribes were paid to Menendez by three local New Jersey businessmen, who were also indicted, as was Menendez's wife.
The list of people demanding that Menendez resign his seat in the Senate continues to grow every day.
Already on that list are:
Menendez has responded to the calls for his resignation, stating:
"The court of public opinion is no substitute for our revered justice system. We cannot set aside the presumption of innocence for political expediency when the harm is irrevocable."
With many Democrats demanding that Rep. George Santos (R-N.Y.) resign after being indicted, Pelosi noted that Democrats should now do the same with Menendez.
"But right now, sadly because of the challenges that we face, because the skepticism that exists in our country, about governance about this Republican Party that doesn’t believe in governance, doesn’t believe in science … wants to take down everything in order to give tax breaks to the wealthiest. We’ve got to stay focused on that.
"And for that reason, it probably would be a good idea if he did resign."
Democrats put themselves into this corner with Santos and Trump, so now they have no choice but to call for Menendez to resign.
I had also called for Santos to step down or be removed, but that was because of the fact that he had blatantly lied on his resume to voters prior to the election.
The real George Santos was hardly the person that voters put in office based on his resume at the time.
I hate to say it, and as much as I despise Menendez, in this country, you are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Anyone defending Trump right now must remain silent on this and allow the case to be played out in court before calling for his resignation.
While I believe Menendez is guilty, we have seen other cases where people jumped to a conclusion only to have that person acquitted in court, but their career had been ruined due to premature judgments.
Let this play out, and then, if he is found guilty, we unleash the Kraken on him.