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Written by Greta Neubauer Press   
Thursday, 07 September 2023 10:52

janet-protasiewiczLegislative Republicans in Madison want to use their majority to overrule voters by impeaching new Supreme Court Justice before she even makes a ruling.


MADISON, Wis. — In response to the threats made by Speaker Vos and legislative Republicans to impeach Justice Janet Protasiewicz, the Assembly Democratic Caucus and the Senate Democratic Caucus released the following statement:

“Earlier this year, Justice Janet Protasiewicz was elected by the people of Wisconsin. Now, legislative Republicans, in an unprecedented attempt to override the will of voters, are threatening to impeach Justice Protasiewicz before she has the opportunity to hear a single case. Legislative Democrats are united in our opposition to this anti-democratic abuse of power.

“Legislative Republicans have threatened to nullify more than a million votes for a duly elected justice in order to hold onto their power and deny Wisconsinites access to reproductive rights. This is an affront to democracy, and it will not stand.

“Attempting to change the rules to hold onto power is nothing new for Speaker Vos and legislative Republicans, as we’ve seen through their gerrymandered maps, changes to election law, and lame duck session stripping Governor Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul of their powers. However, this impeachment threat demonstrates that we have not yet reached the limit of their willingness to undermine the core values of our republic.

“We will do everything in our power to prevent this egregious effort to undermine our democracy.”

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 September 2023 12:54
 
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