“Those who believe in justice believe in innocence until proven guilty. I intend to continue to fight for the people of New Jersey with the same success I’ve had for the past five decades. This is the same record of success these very same leaders have lauded all along. It is not lost on me how quickly some are rushing to judge a Latino and push him out of his seat. I am not going anywhere," Menendez' statement read.
Earlier, today, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy called on Menendez to resign, saying the "alleged facts are so serious that they compromise" the senator's ability to do his job. The governor was among numerous New Jersey Democratic leaders to call for the senator's resignation.