Washington D.C. – In response to Senator Menendez’s indictment, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Action Fund and New Jersey LCV issued the following statements:
“While we believe that everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty, we also believe that it is important to hold ourselves and those we support to high standards. Based on the significance of the allegations, we are urging Senator Menendez to resign and we are rescinding his endorsement,” said Vice President of Political Affairs Craig Auster.
“It is with a heavy heart that we join the chorus of a growing number of voices, both in New Jersey and across our nation, in asking Senator Menendez to step down,” said Ed Potosnak, New Jersey League of Conservation Voters Executive Director. “The disturbing allegations leveled against him by federal prosecutors make it simply impossible for him to effectively represent our state at this time. While Senator Menendez will be putting his entire efforts into preparing for his defense, New Jersey is facing a climate crisis, with record heat waves and increased flooding and wildfires. We need a U.S. senator who can be solely focused on addressing these existential threats, not one whose attention is divided by an unfolding scandal.”
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