Two Thoughts About Gold-Bar Bob Menendez
With great power comes great corruption
JFC, the Bob Menendez story, man. Who among us hasn’t traded political favors for…gold bars!? 🤣🤣🤣
If you’re not tracking, Senator and longtime Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Menendez, took bribes. All the bribes. In the most gratuitous ways, including actual gold bars. And this shaped US foreign policy toward militarism. Mother Jones had a good rundown, but coverage of the news is everywhere.
Derek Davison (of the Foreign Exchanges newsletter) had perhaps the best hot take:
Two quick things to note about this Bob situation.