Menendez Backers Brace for Battle: 'We Don't Believe' Charges

Bob Menendez was just accused of trading his powers as a United States senator for jaunts to a posh resort home in the Dominican Republic, a $1,500 suite in Paris and more than $750,000 in campaign cash.
To which his many backers in his home state of New Jersey, which has witnessed more than its share of shady dealings by politicians over the years, say: And?
If Menendez is going to face pressure to step down, it won’t be from constituents, at least based on the early read back home. He has a deep well of supporters who are loudly urging him to hang in there.