Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez is expected to address the Senate Democratic caucus on Thursday, in light of his arraignment today on bribery charges, according to Sens. Jeff Merkley and Mark Warner.
Sen. Ben Cardin also said that he expects to be formally named as chair of the Foreign Relations Committee at their policy lunch. He declined to say if he’s comfortable with Menendez continuing to serve on the panel, given the charges against him and added that he’d like to speak with the rest of the caucus about Menendez.
Cardin previously served as interim chair the last time that Menendez was under indictment.