The image that Democrats and Republicans build for themselves will either help or be hung around the necks of their party-mates during midterm elections, and will set the tone for all things immigration related this political cycle.
Menendez is facing ethical, political and potential legal issues that will not go away because he holds a news conference. What particular thing should he get ahead of? What particular thing should he apologize for?
Congress hasn't acted on obvious reforms thanks to the lobbying of the drug industry. This is tragic and costly to our nation. What would be even worse is if a senator blocked investigations of fraud in the use of expensive drugs.