GOP Lawmaker Seeks to Impeach Judges in Pennsylvania Gerrymandering Case

A Republican lawmaker in Pennsylvania is pushing for five state Supreme Court justices—all Democrats—to be impeached because they ordered the redrawing of 18 gerrymandered congressional districts. State Rep. Cris Dush went after five judges of the state’s high court after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the lower court’s ruling from last month, which found that 18 districts must be redrawn. Dush reportedly asked his fellow Republicans to co-sponsor legislation late Monday to have the state’s justices impeached for the court-ordered redrawing, which he described as “misbehavior in office.” Dush claims the justices’ order “blatantly and clearly contradicts the plain language of the Pennsylvania Constitution.” Despite the state having more registered Democrats than Republicans, Republicans hold 13 of 18 congressional seats. It wasn’t immediately clear whether Dush’s initiative had won any support among his colleagues.