Speaker Robin Vos has asked retired State Supreme Court justices to review and give him advice on the process and merit of a potential impeachment of Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Janet Protasiewicz.
In an interview with WRN, Vos declined to reveal exactly which justices he has consulted with but said it was at least two and possibly more. He did confirm that retired Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman was not one of them.
Vos has not completely shut the door on impeachment, although on Tuesday he proposed instead a new process in which the non-partisan Legislative Reference Bureau would draw non-partisan maps.
Gov Tony Evers immediately came out in opposition to Vos’s plan as did a host of Democratic legislators who were in favor of the plan when it was introduced in 2019.
Republicans, who've been ramping up their efforts to interfere in Wisconsin elections, are now demanding Legislature-picked and Legislature-approved map drawers for legislative districts. That's bogus.
— Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) September 12, 2023
Republicans have asked Protasiewicz to recuse herself in redistricting litigation over GOP maps that is pending before the liberal-controlled Supreme Court on the basis that she prejudged the case and took $10 million from the Democratic party.