Menendez's relationship with a political donor has come under scrutiny, with the Senate Ethics Committee reviewing whether Menendez accepted inappropriate gifts from him. Reid has been defending Menendez since the allegations surfaced. Last week, he called Menendez "an outstanding senator."
Menendez is the incoming chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Reid said he didn't see any problem with Menendez serving in that role while under investigation.
"He has been and will be a great member of that committee," Reid said.