Bob Menendez is the senior United States Senator from New Jersey. He is a Democrat. He is currently on trial for corruption in relation to taking bribes for covering for a health care provider that defrauded Medicare out of $105 million. That provider has already been found guilt of fraud.
Menendez is a sitting Senator. In an act of titanic, brass plated ballsiness, he requested leave from his trail to cast votes in the Senate.
The judge denied the motion.
I disagree with the ruling.
I think Menendez should have been allowed to attend the Senate votes.
I think he should be walked into the Capitol Building by Federal Marshalls, in an orange jumpsuit in handcuffs and leg irons, and escorted to his seat. Once the vote was cast, the Marshalls should escort him out again.
The people of New Jersey are entitled to his representation.
The rest of us are entitled to see him be treated like the criminal he is.
This is probably why I’m not a judge.