Skip to comments.Arizona Voters Look To Recall Sens. McCain & Flake Following Amnesty Vote
Posted on 06/25/2013 10:52:03 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
A new website is calling for a grassroots effort to recall Arizona Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain. The recall petitions are based firmly on the grounds of the Senators support of the Immigration Reform Amnesty Bill. The two Gang of Eight Senators have chosen to turn their backs on those who voted them into office and it is high time that Arizona gets their payback on the two RINO Senators.
The website, senatorflake.com, is very simple. They are not begging for donations and do not appear to be in the data harvesting business. This would appear to be an individual or group of citizens who have simply had enough and are looking to take action.
Arizonas Constitution, Article 8, Section 1 states:
Every public officer in the state of Arizona, holding an elective office, either by election or appointment, is subject to recall from such office by the qualified electors of the electoral district from which candidates are elected to such office. Such electoral district may include the whole state. Such number of said electors as shall equal twenty-five per centum of the number of votes cast at the last preceding general election for all of the candidates for the office held by such officer, may by petition, which shall be known as a recall petition, demand his recall.
The site originally started with a singular goal to recall Jeff Flake but due to popular demand they decided to add John McCain to their hit list. The site features this YouTube video which clearly shows the complete turnaround McCain has done on immigration reform. Complete the danged fence. Those are John McCains exact words.
(Excerpt) Read more at freedomoutpost.com ...
Every blue-blooded-freedom-loving American wants these two Senators gone. Lets put them both out to pasture
Good for them!
As an aside, I wonder if that provision can be applied to U.S. Senators. I doubt it as the Federal provision that they serve 6 years highly, likely trumps the State provision. But anyway ...
Good for them!
I don’t live in Arizona but is contribute money!
There is no legal avenue for recalling Senators.
I’m IN 100% Get those Progressives TRAITORS OUT now!!!!
Can we throw Brewer in there too?
If I were McCain or Flake, I’d be laughing at you too. :)
This is idiocy.
Conservatives have limited resources and energy.
Why pursue something that 100% would get struck down even if successful?
Recalls of senators are clearly unconstitutional.
This is a misdirection of effort.
According to this, US Senators CANNOT be recalled.
You can't recall a US senator. Removing a sitting US senator requires expulsion from the senate body and that will never happen.
I dont live in Arizona but is contribute money!
If this gets legs, I’ll support them some financially also.
They need to get some technical help on this. True-the-Vote has put together some good stuff and the automated processes that was set up by (or for?) www.mdpetitions.com are excellent also. the Arizona group might want to try to contact these organizations for some advice/referrals.
If it’s going to be done, do it right!
Music to my ears!
It’s good for them to get the pitchforks and torches. But remember voters were burning their GOP membership cards in 2007 when McCain was helping Kennedy with amnesty, and McCain is still in office. What does it take to get rid of him?
Oh, I see some posters have pointed out that US Senators can’t be recalled. If true, then nevermind.
IIRC Arizona's Proposition 200 got about 50 percent of the votes of Americans of Hispanic origin -- that's substantially more than Republican candidates get.
The recall should get the support of all who voted for Arizona Proposition 200.
That's how you get the vote, you dopey RINOs!
Just a thought.
McLame has been on record for almost a decade as being in favor of open borders and amnesty. The voters of Arizona had those facts long before they voted YET AGAIN to send him back to DC.
Looks like there are 18 states that can.
“The 18 states allowing for recall are as follows: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Washington and Wisconsin.”
ABOUT EFFING TIME!!
Just post 9 and you may be right.
Where do I send money?
According to the site I linked it says it will be an uphill battle and none have been recalled.
I wish I could scream the following from the rooftop, but do not seem to have the ability to make it widely known; If you control the dialogue, you control the issue.
RINOs and libs control gained control of the issue when they, unchallenged - merged the invasion of our southern border into an immigration issue! Understand that, and we can understand how Americans have been duped. THIS WAS NEVER ABOUT IMMIGRATION, but now Obama and his predecessors, ignoring their few actual Constitutional mandates - protecting the USA borders - is magically legitimized as feel good political dogma.
For conservatives to regain the issue, we MUST regain the dialogue! This is ONLY about America being invaded by a foreign country; Mexico. Resolve this invasion alone! If people wish to tweak our immigration policy, then do so separately. Immigration is important - but totally unrelated to whats happening on our sothern borders!
Waste of time. Either McQueeg or Flake, if the time comes when there are enough votes, will simply refuse to recognize the recall. They’ll take us to Federal court (and win) if they have to.
But they won’t have to. They’ll get 100% of the Rat vote. BTDT, got bitched out by the people who didn’t want to sign the petition. So piss on them.
While I’d like to think of this as a kind of campaign ad in the GOP primary wars to come, how much would something like this cost relative to a single TV ad in a primary campaign? If this costs less than a TV ad, it’s worth doing, simply to raise awareness among GOP voters that these two RINO traitors need to be tarred and feathered.
I don’t support the recall procesa which in this case is probably unconstitutional anyway, but it’s a convenient way to send a message.
” Can we throw Brewer in there too?”
I’ll toss her in....
According to Judge Napalitano, the laws governing electing and changing candidates or Senate offices in NJ are whatever NJ law says that it is... so the same must hold true for Arizona?
They need to recall their governor too.
We need to be sure the site is NOT a rat site, so they get the money for other purposes.
Finally. Hasn’t McShame been punting for the pro-illegal lobby for almost a decade now? And if I remember correctly, Flake was cutting deals with the La Raza dims in the House in 2006.
Its darn hard to get rid of an incumbent Senator as they have lots of $$$ which they get by pulling sh... like this.
Plus as you can see they get to ham it up on network shows.
I been thinking of Grahamnesty's upcoming election.
Plus McCain played conservative ... 'common sense conservative' act for 2008 and he only gave up the act recently. He acted as if he was against amnesty for a while.
Much as I despise McCain, there are more important things going on than recalling him.
” Plus McCain played conservative ... ‘common sense conservative’ act for 2008 and he only gave up the act recently. He acted as if he was against amnesty for a while. “
You izz bringing up bad memories....like when Palin made a speech on McCain’s behalf..
John McCain IS the Tea party!
Yes there is.
One of the travesties of the so-called “progressive” era was the 17 amendment. This took away power of the state legislatures to elect their US Senators.
Because repeal of the 17th amendment is unlikely, the perfect solution (a beautiful work-around), would be a new 28th amendment that would allow any state to recall its US senator, to be invoked at the discretion of that state’s legislature whenever it was deemed that interests of the state were no longer represented. The interim vacancy would be filled either by appointment by the governor or election by the state legislature in accordance with the State constitution. The popular election of U.S. senators every 6 years per the 17th amendment would not be affected.
What a perfect work-around! Re-call US senators could be accomplished, not by popular vote but by the State Legislatures (more like the original power). AZ McCain & Flake would be accountable. Ratification would of course require approval by 3/4 state legislatures.
The states were supposed to have a seat at the table, not just the citizens, no doubt about it.
It would be a major victory to remove him from the Senate. Nothing will happen because the people no longer matter to the emperor or the politburo.
I just looked it up and found that 18 states plus the District of Columbia have provisions for recalling a Senator. The DU people once tried to recall McCain for being too much of a hawk. That was in 2007.
You cannot recall a Federal officeholder. Period.
Answer: Larger numbers of Arizonans without their head up their a$$. They had a chance to nominate a decent man in 2010. They opted not to. Here we are, right where I promised them we would be, McCain blurring the issues 24/7/365/6.
D.C. doesn't have a Senator.
And no state may recall a sitting U.S. Senator -- even if they have a provision for the recall of elected state officials.
State laws do not apply to elected federal officials. The only way that a sitting U.S. Senator or Congressman may be removed is by a 2/3 expulsion vote by his Chamber. The only way a Present may be removed is via impeachment by the House and conviction by the Senate.
There is no recall of federal elected officials. Federal courts have dismissed every attempt to so so for over 200 years.
Republicans in Arizona would be better off immediately changing their party affiliation to independent. The RNC will get the message...