Robert Menendez's career

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Senator Robert Menendez addresses the media in advance of an event with President Barack Obama December 15, 2014 at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. Mark Makela/Getty Images
U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) speaks in front of the Statue of Liberty at a naturalization ceremony at Liberty State Park on September 19, 2014 in Jersey City, New Jersey. John Moore/Getty Image
Barack Obama and Robert Menendez listen to New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine at a rally for Menendez October 12, 2006 at the Masonic Temple in Trenton, New Jersey. Sylwia Kapuscinski/Getty Images
Sen. Robert Menendez addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual policy conference at the Washington Convention Center March 5, 2013 in Washington. Mark Wilson/Getty Images
Sen. Robert Menendez announces his endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president in 2007. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
President Bill Clinton (center-seated) looks up after signing a bill into law which is designed to tighten the U.S. embargo on Cuba during ceremonies on March 12, 1996 at the White House in Washington, D.C. Richard Ellis/AFP/Getty Images
Senator Robert Menendez gives actress and activist Eva Longoria a copy of his book 'Growing American Roots' during a National Museum of the American Latino Commission press conference at the House Triangle on October 13, 2009 in Washington, D.C. Kris Connor/Getty Images
King Abdullah II of Jordan (third left) poses for a photo before meeting with members of the U.S. Foreign Relations Committee, including Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) (second left) and Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) (second right) February 3, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images)
Sen. Robert Menendez (center) speaks during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Western Hemisphere Subcommittee February 3, 2015 in Washington. Win McNamee/Getty Images
Sen. Robert Menendez talks to reporters as he arrives at the weekly Senate Democratic Policy Committee luncheon March 25, 2014 at the Capitol in Washington. Alex Wong/Getty Images
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (center) speaks as Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (left) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) (right) listen during a news conference on a comprehensive immigration reform framework January 28, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Alex Wong/Getty Images
Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) (second left) speaks as (left to right) Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), and Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) listen during a news conference after a vote on the Superstorm Sandy Relief Bill January 28, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington. Alex Wong/Getty Images
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) waves to the crowd with New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine at his side at election night headquarters after Menendez defeated Republican challenger Thomas Kean Jr., November 7, 2006 in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Stephen Chernin/Getty Images
Newly elected House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (second left) joins hands with fellow Democratic Rep. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) (left) and Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) (right) to celebrate Pelosi's victory to be the new House minority leader for the 108th Congress on November 14, 2002. Alex Wong/Getty Image