I'm not sure where the line is crossed between ballsy and crazy--but its entirely possible this is straddling that line.
With Democrats increasingly outraged over the Supreme Court's Citizen United decision that allowed unlimited corporate spending in elections -- a change conservatives have been more successful at taking advantage of -- a Democratic congressman is raising the prospect of impeaching the Supreme Court's chief justice over the issue.
"I mean, the Supreme Court has done a tremendous disservice to the United States of America," Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.) told The Huffington Post on Tuesday. "They have done more to undermine our democracy with their Citizens United decision than all of the Republican operatives in the world in this campaign. They've opened the floodgates, and personally, I'm investigating articles of impeachment against Justice Roberts for perjuring during his Senate hearings, where he said he wouldn't be a judicial activist, and he wouldn't overturn precedents."
I'm not sure where to even begin with this. Maybe I'm really bad at reading political tea leaves, but I'm having trouble seeing a tremendous upside for DeFazio here. The Citizens United ruling is by any real objective account an absolutely awful ruling. But I'm not sure how whacking at impeachment on Roberts does anything but tag DeFazio with a "crazy" label.
But..maybe I'm missing something.