Phil Murphy: "I Haven't Really Thought About” Whether Senator Menendez Should Resign If Convicted


West Long Branch, NJ – As Senator Bob Menendez faces federal bribery and corruption charges during his trial in Newark, New Jersey's other top Democrat, Phil Murphy, today refused to say whether Menendez should resign if convicted.

“Phil Murphy hasn’t really thought about whether Senator Menendez should resign if convicted? Phil Murphy hasn’t thought about a lot of things important to New Jersey,” said Kim Guadagno. "He hasn't released a plan to lower property taxes. He hasn't formed an opinion on the interest arbitration cap that's set to expire. Now he doesn’t have an opinion on whether New Jersey should be represented in the U.S. Senate by a felon if convicted. It seems the only thing Phil Murphy has thought about is raising taxes on New Jerseyans, which he has promised to do if elected governor.”

Guadagno added, "If a jury finds him guilty, Senator Menendez owes it to his constituents to step down so that New Jersey can be represented with honor in the U.S. Senate."