State governments NEVER had the right to recall Senators even back when they elected them, the term is for 6 years. It is extremely clear cut and settled law so why people are still trying to recall US Senators I have no idea. They should do something useful with their time like find a candidate who can win the upcoming Senate election or urging criminal investigation which could force Melendez to resign
Hostage, your idea would see nothing more than partisan recalls of Republican Senators by rat legislatures and vice versa. Perpetual election.
Recall itself is a progressive nightmare. Even our famed “victory” in Cali didn’t work out so great did it? The recent union spured recall in Wisconsin cost us millions to defend the rightfully elected Governor from an attempted coup and temporarily gave rats control of the State Senate.
Me, I’m on the side of the people not the federal, state or local governments, which why I am glad the people of states (who are “the states” I am the State.) choose their own Senators now rather than have their betters in the state houses do it for them.
The Communist party state legislators think our rat Senate majority is doing JUST FINE “serving their interests” which are to screw the American people. RINO State legislators feel likewise about our RINO Senators. Politicians are generally scum so having them choose each other is a titanically bad idea.
I disagree that there would be perpetual elections. I see accountability to state interests. McCain flouts state interests and he would surely behave different if he was subject to recall by the state legislature.
More legislatures are controlled by conservatives than are controlled by democrats. Republican US Senators that are elected in states controlled by democrats are RINOs.
It is usually the campaign that has the most money that wins the US Senate seat. With recall provisions at the state level it would be who is more adroit at handling state interests which was the original intent of the US Constitution.
Either give the state legislatures back some power over their US Senators or repeal the 17th Amendment.
Here’s what Mark Levin has to say about it: