“Obviously Menendez broke some ethics rules,” Sloan said. “He took some flights that he didn’t disclose as gifts. Now he’s reimbursing personally so he doesn’t have to disclose them.”
Sloan added even if there was an ethics complaint surrounding the matter, the reimbursements “mean they’re done over at Ethics. The worst that could happen is he could get a letter from the Ethics Committee.”
The Senate Ethics Committee has not commented on whether Menendez is under investigation.
Sloan said that as far as the FBI is concerned, “nobody wants to be in the FBI’s sights.”
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.