NBC News published a story Wednesday that incorrectly referred to Sen. Bob Menendez (D, N.J.) as a Republican, according to a report by Fox News.
Menendez, a Democrat, faces federal corruption charges, including accepting trips and favors from a constituent in exchange for political influence.
This comes on the heels of a New York Times article that neglected to include Menendez’s party identity entirely.
The original NBC News post was an Associated Press wire story about the trial that did not include the error. The first sentence of the NBC story referred to Menendez as a Republican. Both posts referred to Menendez as a Democrat in later references.
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) September 6, 2017