Proposed bill to recall U.S. Senator’s may be unconstitutional
Utah lawmakers are being warned that a bill that could allow voters to recall a sitting U.S. senator is very likely unconstitutional.
A memo from the state's legislative counsel obtained by UtahPolicy.com warns lawmakers of three ways that House Bill 217 could violate the U.S. Constitution.
Among those reasons is that the Constitution does not give states power to control or punish senators beyond setting the time, place and manner for their election.
The bill was proposed before Republican Senator Mitt Romney cast a vote to impeach the President earlier this week, but the sponsor said the bill has been gaining support since Romney's vote.