Dem Senator Facing Corruption Charges Could Kill Obamacare

Here’s a story that’s been flying under the radar at the national news level. New Jersey’s Democrat Senator Bob Menendez is about to go on trial for corruption. The jury selection started today and press was not allowed access to the process. The Senator was indicted two years ago and ethics experts say it is extremely rare for a sitting congressman or senator to be indicted on the charges Menendez currently faces. […]

The big issue hanging in the balance that could change everything? A vote on Obamacare. With Menendez out of the picture, Republicans could pass repeal and replace with a GOP successor. […]

Democrats have a choice to make if Menendez is convicted: back a felon for the sake of saving Obamacare, or face Obamacare repeal and replacement with a vote from his Republican successor. I have a feeling they’ll be choosing the former. Menendez is unlikely to resign voluntarily, but that won’t matter if he’s headed off to federal prison to serve time.


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