17th Amendment, US Constitution: “The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years”
Please show me where the Constitution makes allowance for the people of the state to recall their senator, thereby reducing his term from the prescribed six years.
The Arizona Constitution, in its provision for recall, states that they apply to “elected officials in the State of Arizona.” A senator or congressmen is not an elected offial in the state of Arizona, he is an elected official of the US government. Federal constitution and law applies, not state law.
BTW, what does it say about the intelligence and character of a person whose very first response to someone who disagrees is to (try to) insult him?
The Constitution enumerates the powers given to the government. If the Constitution does not specifically prohibit a state from recalling a senator then it is left to the state. Some states allow for recall of senators although it has never been done and would be extremely difficult and be drawn out (the jackass in question would be timed out on his term). The Constitution only addresses how long the term shall be, a term is no longer than 6 years before requiring the senator to run again, but does not specify anything about that term being inviolate. If a senator commits murder and is sent to prison is the state stuck with his name on the ballot even though he cannot serve? If a senator is appointed as an ambassador does he/she retain the seat for the rest of the six years? If a senator dies, do they prop the corpse in the seat until the six years is up? Arizona should press to test and go forward with recalling midget-mind mclame.