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Sen. Ben Cardin to assume chairmanship of Foreign Relations Committee after indictment of Sen. Bob Menendez

September 25, 2023

Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin will assume the chairmanship of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, according to officials with direct knowledge of the plans. Cardin, a Democrat who announced in May that he will not seek reelection in 2024, will replace New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, who was indicted Friday on federal charges that he accepted bribes in return for using his position to aid several businessmen and the government of Egypt.

Article Source: Baltimore Sun

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