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Which Hill Democrats have called on Bob Menendez to resign following his federal indictment? A running congressional count.

It’s been mainly Democratic House members who’ve called on Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) to resign following his latest federal indictment on bribery and other charges, while most Democratic senators have stopped short of calling for his exit. Here’s a running count:

Democratic House members

New Jersey: Mikie Sherrill, Bill Pascrell, Frank Pallone, Donald Norcross, Andy Kim and Josh Gottheimer (Bonnie Watson Coleman, in a statement, said she hoped Menendez would “make the right decision.”)
New York: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Minnesota: Dean Phillips
Illinois: Sean Casten
Massachusetts: Seth Moulton
Michigan: Elissa Slotkin
Pennsylvania: Summer Lee
California: Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell and Katie Porter
North Carolina: Jeff Jackson
Virginia: Don Beyer and Abigail Spanberger

Democratic senators

John Fetterman (D-Pa.): “Senator Menendez should resign. He’s entitled to the presumption of innocence under our system, but he is not entitled to continue to wield influence over national policy, especially given the serious and specific nature of the allegations. I hope he chooses an honorable exit and focuses on his trial.”

Notably, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) has yet to weigh in on the charges facing his state’s senior senator.

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It’s been mainly Democratic House members who’ve called on Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) to resign following his latest federal indictment on bribery and other charges, while most Democratic senators have stopped short of calling for his exit. Here’s a running count:
Democratic House members
New Jersey: Mikie Sherrill, Bill Pascrell, Frank Pallone, Donald Norcross, Andy Kim and Josh Gottheimer (Bonnie Watson Coleman, in a statement, said she hoped Menendez would “make the right decision.”)New York: Alexandria Ocasio-CortezMinnesota: Dean PhillipsIllinois: Sean Casten Massachusetts: Seth Moulton Michigan: Elissa SlotkinPennsylvania: Summer LeeCalifornia: Adam Schiff, Eric Swalwell and Katie PorterNorth Carolina: Jeff JacksonVirginia: Don Beyer and Abigail SpanbergerDemocratic senators
John Fetterman (D-Pa.): “Senator Menendez should resign. He’s entitled to the presumption of innocence under our system, but he is not entitled to continue to wield influence over national policy, especially given the serious and specific nature of the allegations. I hope he chooses an honorable exit and focuses on his trial.”
Notably, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) has yet to weigh in on the charges facing his state’s senior senator.
See folks we’re missing? Let us know at aadragna@politico.com.  

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