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After impeachment inquiry vote, Lesko, Stanton face longshot recall efforts

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Activist Leonard Clark, targets Republican Debbie Lesko. In his formal filing, Clark cites Lesko’s decision to vote against a rebuke of the president for his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria “and her betrayal of the Kurdish people.’’/Screengrab

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Capitol Times

The moves toward impeachment of President Trump are having political ripples here in Arizona.

Two recall drives have been launched against members of the state’s congressional delegation.

Phoenix resident Peter McMillan seeks a special election to oust Democrat Greg Stanton. McMillan specifically cites Stanton’s support for impeachment.

The other, by activist Leonard Clark, targets Republican Debbie Lesko. In his formal filing, Clark cites Lesko’s decision to vote against a rebuke of the president for his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria “and her betrayal of the Kurdish people.’’

But Clark told Capitol Media Services he also thinks she should be recalled because of her role in crashing the closed-door bipartisan impeachment hearings.

Both efforts face long odds – of there are, in fact, any odds at all – given the number of signatures necessary to force an election and the fact that both sponsors concede they currently have no major sources of funding.

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