Politicians and When to Get off the Stage (ABC Action News)


In a story about elected officials who have refused to step down despite allegations of wrongdoing—such as U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, indicted on bribery and corruption charges—ABC Action News turns for comment to Assistant Professor of Government Brendan Nyhan.

“If Menendez gets convicted, he’s going to prison regardless of whether he resigns, and if he isn’t convicted, this moment preserves some hope of having a career after a trial,” Nyhan tells ABC Action News. “That’s not an endorsement of him staying in the Senate, of course, but I do think it helps us understand why he might try to tough it out.”

Read the full story, published 4/3/15 by ABC Action News.

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