If progressives are mouting a campaign to recall the GOP state Senators who voted to crush labor, and then Governor Scott Walker, then why not include US Senator Ross Johnson as well? There would be no better time to do it, and he certainly deserves it. I suspect that the answer lies in the fact that Johnson is a federal official, but that’s not necessarily true: federal elections are often settled by state law.
UPDATE: Several people (including a commenter) have said that recalling federal officials is unconstitutional and that it is “settled law” (one person) or the US Supreme Court has decided it (another). Neither is right, as far as I can tell. The most recent case on point is Committee to Recall Robert Menendez v. Wells, 7 A.3d 720 (N.J. 2010), which concluded that it is unconstitutional. But that’s the New Jersey Supreme Court, not a federal court. And if there is any authority on point regarding this, the New Jersey Supremes couldn’t find it. Maybe the point is that it’s hard to generate the revenue to mount an effort of this nature, knowing that there is a decent chance that it will be thrown out. But that’s why a recall move against Johnson would work: the effort is already in place.