“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.”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.