Bernie Sanders just refused to say what 84% of Democrat Sen. Bob Menendez’s own constituents believe: Menendez should resign if convicted.
There is no room for equivocation here. If Senator Menendez is convicted, he should resign immediately.— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) October 1, 2017
JAKE TAPPER: Democratic Senator Bob Menendez is facing corruption charges in New Jersey. I want to show you a new poll from Suffolk University/USA Today. It finds that 84% of the people in New Jersey would want Menendez to resign if he's convicted. Where do you come down on this? If Senator Menendez is convicted, should he resign immediately?
SEN. SANDERS: Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. You know, I think in this country, people are entitled to due process. I’m not into speculating what if. That will be Menendez's decision. He has not been convicted. Let the process take its course. You know, in America, that's what it's about. You have a trial and people, the jury makes its decision. They have not made their decision. So I think it's a little bit premature to be talking about that.