Pennsylvania state Republicans called yesterday for the mass impeachment of the four Supreme Court justices who voted to strike down their gerrymandered Congressional districting map and impose a new map for the 2018 elections. Having failed to persuade three courts, including the US Supreme Court, of the validity of their claims, state Republicans hope to simply cleanse the court of the four justices whose ruling they don’t like.
This assault flies in the face of the principle of judicial independence, one of the underpinnings of our form of government. If judges have to fear impeachment for decisions legislators don’t like, courts cannot properly function.
Rep. Ryan Costello in particular has been outspoken in calling for the mass impeachment of the justices with whom he disagrees.
Please call your state and national representatives today and ask them to speak out publicly against this attack on the state judiciary.
State Rep. Warren Kampf, Paoli office: 610-251-2876
Sate Sen. Andy Dinniman, West Chester office: 610-692-2112
Congressman Ryan Costello, West Chester office: 610-696-2982