A Virginia Republican lawmaker with a history of making provocative and outlandish public comments is urging Congress to impeach the federal judge who overturned his state’s same-sex marriage ban last week.
Delegate Bob Marshall sent an email asking supporters of traditional marriage to contact their congressional representatives, according to WVEC, and petition for the removal of U.S. District Judge Arenda Wright Allen, appointed to the federal bench by President Obama in 2011.
He named U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, as one particular member to target.
“He would be especially influential in starting the process for removal of judges who promote an agenda,” Marshall said.
Marshall is a candidate for the Republican nomination for the congressional seat held by the retiring U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA).