Can the Tea Partiers in New Jersey actually recall Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez from office, over his support for the health care bill? Members of Congress cannot be recalled, because the United States Constitution establishes the qualifications and term in office for representatives and senators.
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But that's not stopping Recall NJ from trying to unseat Sen. Bob Menendez, a Democrat who supported health reform. So why are they taking on this uphill battle, which is currently being litigated through New Jersey's court system? What if it all comes to nothing and they lose, we asked?
"The message that is being sent, win or lose, is that public servants, you are on notice, we want accountability at the highest levels of government and the lowest levels of government," said Recall NJ spokesman James Bridge, a high school teacher and Tea Party activist. "And you can never forget we are the ones who send you to Washington, or Trenton, or your county office. And you can never forget us. We will not let you forget us."