The Shame of the Senate Democrats

Menedez is an opportunity they are throwing away

MartinEdic
3 min readSep 26, 2023
Photo by Alexander Mils on Unsplash

Former Senator Al Franken was forced out of congress on dubious MeToo charges and his colleagues piled on, fearful of being seen as weak on women’s issues. Many of them called for his ouster and he eventually resigned as Senator, despite the accusations being flimsy at best.

Those calls for his ouster, which took place before the facts were evaluated, came back to haunt those who wanted him out, when it became obvious that he had been railroaded prematurely. Because he left, we lost a good congressman who may or may not have deserved his fate.

So now, faced with incredibly blatant and questionable behavior by another fellow Democrat, Senator Menendez, his colleagues are devastatingly silent. The charges are extremely serious and the evidence damning. $150k in gold bars, over $450k in cash lying around, and a convertible Mercedes, all traceable to known criminal operators, should be enough.

But he apparently was sharing secrets with Egyptian authorities, which moves his actions into treasonous territory, if true. Yet only a small handful of his colleagues have said anything. From the rest, a deafening silence as the wagons circle.

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MartinEdic

Mastodon: @martinedic@md.dm, Writer, nine non-fiction books, two novels, Buddhist, train lover. Amateur cook, lover of life most of the time!