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Dear Editor:

I’m reading that my representative in the state House is supporting impeachment of some of the judges on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court over the drawing of the new Congressional map for the Commonwealth.

The legislature had ample time to undo its mischief by coming up with a better map than had been in place for three election cycles. That Republicans are trying to hang onto gerrymandered seats is unconscionable. That some will go to extreme ends is also unconscionable.

The judges were voted in. Rep. Dawn Keefer was voted in. Judges and representatives have different jobs and responsibilities. It’s called checks and balances. The U.S. Supreme Court didn’t take on the matter of the map. The federal court didn’t take the suits further either.

Seems to me it’s time for my representative to get on with the business of the Commonwealth. And I’ve asked her before, and will ask her again, to look at establishment of an independent citizens commission to take on the drawing of district maps to take some of the most egregious politics out of the process.

In the meantime, I’ve told her I’m opposed to Rep. Cris Dush’s resolutions to impeach all but one of Pennsylvania’s five Democratic Supreme Court Justices. I hope she will back away from her support of such resolutions.

Barbara Smith Pearce Monroe Township

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