Senator Menendez has a right to test the government’s evidence in court, just like any other citizen. He should be judged by jurors and New Jersey’s voters, not by Democratic politicians who now view him as inconvenient to their hold on power.
— Tom Cotton (@SenTomCotton) September 26, 2023
You have to especially love the “troubling record of failure and corruption in cases against public figures, from Ted Stevens to Bob McDonnell to Donald Trump to Bob Menendez the last time around” part where names three politicians who eventually walked one way or the other after facing trial… and Donald Trump. Really slick how he stuck Trump in the middle there as an example of “failure” by the DOJ to prosecute him when he hasn’t actually faced trial yet. Very wishful thinky.
Not sure what the longer game is supposed to be here though. Tom Cotton’s an asshole but he also isn’t dumb. The obvious hope is for Menendez to stick around as a drag on Dems politically and maybe he thinks he’s blunting momentum for an expulsion vote that’s probably coming soon. But this shitposting is cheap and we don’t care how safe Cotton is in Arkansas, he’s never going to want to have to answer a primary challenger on why he voted against expelling an extremely corrupt Dem.
If the answer to that is “Far right MAGA Patriot Tom Cotton wants to protest how the Biden Regime’s Injustice Department unfairly prosecutes both sides” then well how the hell is that supposed to politically hurt all the Senate Dems who will eventually end up voting to toss Menendez?