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View Diary: The People of Florida move to Impeach Rick Scott (229 comments)

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  •  Vetwife - two comments (8+ / 0-)

    Is there a typo in your sample letter addressed to the US Senate? Congress would play no role in the impeachment of the Gov of Florida. Shouldn't the letter be addressed to members of the Florida House where the impeachment process would need to start?

    The US Department of Justice, rather than Congress, could be involved if they felt that Scott had violated federal law in how he conducted the election. A federal indictment would certainly improve the case to remove Scott. In Florida the governor can only be removed by legislative impeachment. In California the people can recall a governor through the referendum process, but that remedy is not available in Florida. Unless you can convince 2/3rds of the members of the Florida House to begin an impeachment process, based on my reading of the Florida Constitution, I think you are at a dead end.  

    "let's talk about that"

    by VClib on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 08:32:44 PM PST

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