Power & Politics: Sen. Menendez pressured to resign; a conversation with state Sen. Zwicker
Sen. Bob Menendez pleaded not guilty to his latest corruption indictment in federal court in Manhattan this week. The Democrat is facing calls to resign from virtually all of the state's Democratic leaders, including Gov. Murphy.
George Helmy, the governor's chief of staff, is leaving his post this weekend and moving into an executive job at RWJBarnabas Health. He discussed Menendez’s legal wranglings with Alex Zdan.
Also, Election Day is less than six weeks away, and News 12 is continuing conversations with the candidates in some of the most closely watched state Senate races. Democratic state Sen. Andrew Zwicker represents the 16th Legislative District which includes Princeton, South Brunswick and Branchburg. His challenger is Republican Mike Pappas, will be on the show next week.
And with Sen. Menendez's new indictment, the country is once again asking – why is there so much political corruption in New Jersey?
Oguzhan Dincer, the director of the Institute for Corruption Studies at Illinois State University, discusses it with Alex Zdan.