April 14, 2015

Sen. Menendez to pivot from bribery case to Iran bill

Featuring Ilan Goldenberg

Embattled Sen. Robert Menendezwill have a diminished role when he returns to the Senate next week. But he probably won't speak with a diminished voice when a key committee takes up his bill on Iran.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will vote Tuesday on legislation Menendez co-authored that would give Congress the option of rejecting any nuclear deal that might be reached with Iran.

President Obama has threatened to veto the measure.

The New Jersey Democrat, known for bucking the Obama administration on Iran and other issues, has lost some influence over the steering bill through committee after temporarily stepping down from his post as the panel's top Democrat to battle federal bribery charges, said Ilan Goldenberg, a fellow at the Center for a New American Security.

Read the full article at USA Today.


  • Ilan Goldenberg

    Former Senior Fellow and Director, Middle East Security Program

    Ilan Goldenberg is the former Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. He is a foreign policy and defense expe...