Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said Sunday that it is “premature” to decide whether or not Democratic Senator Bob Menendez should resign if convicted on corruption charges.
CNN’s Jake Tapper cited a poll indicating that 84 percent of New Jersey residents hope to see Menendez resign if he is convicted, and asked Sanders where he came down on the issue.
Sanders declined to say whether or not Menendez should resign and told Tapper the discussion was “premature.” (RELATED: Schumer Refuses To Comment On Fallout From Potential Menendez Conviction)
“I think in this country, people are entitled to due process,” Sanders declared. “I’m not interested in speculating what the effect will be, it’s Menendez’s decision. He has not been convicted, let the process take its course.”
“In America, that’s what it’s about,” he said. “You have a trial and the jury makes its decision–they have not made a decision.”