“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.”
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.