Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren was unaware at a town hall that Sen. Bob Menendez could miss Senate votes because of his corruption trial.
During an August 25 town hall in Massachusetts, a constituent asked Warren if she had a backup plan in the case that Menendez would have to miss any Senate votes due to the trial.
“I never play poker and there’s a reason,” Warren said, flashing the crowd a shocked face. “The answer is no, I don’t have a plan because, actually, I didn’t know about this.”
“I hope this isn’t right but you may be right on this,” Warren conceded to her constituent, who said his source was The New York Times. “I’m sorry to say, Graham, I didn’t see the piece and I haven’t talked to Leader Schumer since then to see what’s happening…so I don’t know the answer but at least I’m alert to it now.”
The possibility of Menendez missing votes for his trial now seems more likely than not, as the judge in the case bashed the New Jersey senator for seeking to schedule his court dates around the Senate schedule.
Judge in Bob Menendez case bashes NJ senator for seeking to alter trial schedule around Senate votes; says Dem is trying “impress” jurors
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) September 1, 2017