WASHINGTON — He sternly challenged one of President Trump’s nominees testifying in a Senate conference room. He discussed tax policy during lunch with members of the Democratic caucus. He displayed photographs of his trip to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico on the Senate floor. And he serenaded a smiling Senator Ben Cardin, a Democrat from Maryland, on his birthday.

Like a frenzied tourist eager to not miss anything, Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey buzzed around the Capitol on Thursday. It was his first time back in Washington since his federal corruption trial began a …read more

Source: New York Times

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