NYT: Take Bob’s Gavel, Harry!
Nation’s Leading Liberal Newspaper Calls on Harry Reid to Take Away Embattled Senator Bob Menendez’s Committee Chairmanship
For all of you who still think the Bob Menendez travel scandal is a figment of right wing bloggers’ imaginations, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of this morning’s The New York Times:
Senator Robert Menendez was never a distinguished choice for chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the position he ascended to this month by virtue of seniority. Concerns about that quality gap have sharply escalated amid new disclosures about Mr. Menendez’s use of his position to advance the financial interests of a friend and big donor. Instead of trying to protect Mr. Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, needs to remove his gavel, at least pending credible resolution by the Senate Ethics Committee of the swirling accusations of misconduct.” [Emphasis Added]
Click here to read the full editorial. I’ll let the NYT speak for itself today…