It has apparently never been done before, but a Tea Party group in New Jersey has won the first round in its effort to recall a U.S. Senator — Democrat Robert Menendez.
“We are loathe to strike down a component of our State’s charter [Constitution] that fortifies the democratic role of our citizens,” an Appeals Court panel ruled Wednesday morning.
Tea Partiers upset with rising taxes tried last year to get permission from New Jersey’s Secretary of State to begin a petition recall campaign against Menendez.
When that was denied, they went to court.