This specific bad idea is courtesy of Hot Air: apparently people want to recall Marco Rubio (:shaking head: I told you guys, no Senators. I did!) over immigration. This is the checklist that you have to go through, to recall Marco Rubio:
- Pass a Constitutional amendment in Congress that would permit states to recall federal legislators. ANYBODY WHO IS TELLING YOU THAT THIS IS NOT A NECESSARY STEP IS EITHER WRONG, OR PERNICIOUS. You will be able to tell which by whether or not that person is asking for your credit card number.
- Have that Constitutional amendment get ratified by the states.
- Pass legislation in Florida that would give the state the ability to recall federal legislators.
- Start a recall on Marco Rubio.
- Have it succeed.
- Win the resulting recall election.
Congratulations! It’s 2030. While people were trying to do all of that, Marco Rubio served two full terms as Senator, then quit to run for Florida Governor in 2026. In fact, he signed that very legislation mentioned in #3, with a wry chuckle and a hearty thank-you for all the Republicans that jumped through hoops to do this instead of, I don’t know, actually finding a suitable replacement for Rubio in the 2016 and 2022 Senatorial elections.
I personally am not overly upset that Marco Rubio is a politician, and that politicians lie. Neither am I upset that people want to hold him accountable for that. What does upset me is when people want to take shortcuts and call it “activism.” There is no practical substitute for the established process; if we had one, it’d probably be the established process. So if you want to get rid of a politician, you’re just going to have to do it the hard way.
Sorry about that.