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April 2, 2015 11:19 am

Menendez Indictment Puts Iran Legislation in Doubt

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Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ). Photo: US Senate.

The Hill – Sen. Robert Menendez (N.J.) could be forced to step aside as ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee following his indictment on Wednesday, which could jeopardize Congress’s chances of passing Iran legislation.

Menendez has co-authored legislation with Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) that would allow the Senate to weigh in on any nuclear deal with Iran, and a separate bill that would restore and impose tougher sanctions on Iran if it walks away from talks or violates a deal.

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