Now this is what I call taking action. Two Tea Parties here in NJ are trying to have US Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) recalled because he votes for too much spending.
From NJ Online: [...] A state appellate panel today ruled New Jersey's secretary of state must accept a petition a citizens group filed to recall U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez.
The court stayed with its decision to allow Menendez (D-N.J.) to appeal itsruling.
NJ Tea Parties United and the Sussex County Tea Party have said they want Menendez, (D-N.J.) recalled from office because he votes for too much government spending.
The case — which puts the state in the unusual position of arguing against its own law and calling part of its constitution unconstitutional — began last fall after then-Secretary of State Nina Mitchell Wells rejected the committee’s notice that it intended to begin a recall effort against Menendez. The removal process requires the secretary of state to approve such a notice before a recall committee can begin generating petitions.
After the notice is approved, the committee then must secure the signatures of 25 percent of registered voters of the affected district before a recall election can be held. There were 5.2 million registered voters in November, meaning the committee would have to secure 1.3 million signatures. [...]
The question here is whether or not New Jersey citizens have the right to recall a US senator. I say yeah, we put him in there in the first place. However, that is the next legal hurdle to overcome. In the meantime the Tea Parties can go ahead with collecting signatures.
I will be watching this very closely. As soon as the petition becomes available, I am signing it and will post all links here for my New Jersey readers. If there is any possibility of ridding ourselves of a congressional spendthrift, we should take it.
Via: NJ Online