Host of “Fox News Sunday” Chris Wallace asked Republican Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker if he believes the indictment of Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez on Wednesday was “connected” to Menendez’ loud opposition to President Barack Obama’s policy on Cuba and Iran.
“Senator Bob Menendez, who you mentioned of New Jersey, has taken a very hard line on a deal and, in fact, cosponsored your mandatory congressional review,” Wallace said. “He has just been indicted on bribery charges. Do you believe there is any connection between his opposition to the president on this and on Cuba, and the fact that he’s been brought up on charges?”
“Chris, I can’t — I don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes,” Corker responded. “I know that Bob Menendez has been a very good partner on foreign policy issues. He’s been very constructive. I’m sure that he will continue to be.” (VIDEO: Bob Menendez Take Shots At Susan Rice In Fiery AIPAC Speech)
“As to the motivations of Justice Department,” he continued. “I just would have no way of knowing.”