Bob Menendez Announces Wife Has Cancer Amid Trial: Everything We Know

Senator Bob Menendez on Thursday announced his wife, Nadine Menendez, is being treated for breast cancer.

The New Jersey Democrat is currently on trial on charges that he accepted bribes in exchange for political favors. Prosecutors allege the senator used his power and influence to gain lavish gifts, such as cash, gold bars, a Mercedes-Benz convertible, furniture and payments on a home mortgage.

Nadine Menendez is also charged in the case, but her trial was postponed until at least July due to what was described last month as a serious medical condition.

Both Bob and Nadine Menendez have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The New York Times reported Mendendez released a statement about his wife while he was in Federal District Court in Manhattan that indicated she will undergo a mastectomy.

“We are of course concerned about the seriousness and advanced stage of the disease,” Menendez said, according to The New York Times. “We hope and pray for the best results.”

This is a breaking story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

Bob and Nadine Menendez leave court
Senator Bob Menendez (L), a New Jersey Democrat, seen with his wife Nadine Menendez (R) as they leave U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, in New York City on September 27, 2023. Menendez…

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