It doesn't matter what Benjamin Shelton thinks he knows - Or the Heritage Foundation, for that matter -
Arizona is not subject to the US framework of it's qualifications and terms for being an elected member of Congress as set by the US Constitution.
You all are forgetting - A States Constitution usurps federal. The "United States" are, essentially, independent governments that have joined together as a working confederation but still retain their OWN Constitution as the Law of the Land, unless it conflicts with the 14th Amendment - RE: Commerce between the States - Which this clearly does not.
The following Case Law should be cited when confronted with "You can't recall a Senator."
You CAN in Arizona.
(Found here: http://caselaw.findlaw.com/az-supreme-court/1585345.html )
FRANKLIN BRUCE ROSS v. KEN BENNETT THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS OF MARICOPA COUNTY HELEN PURCELL KAREN OSBORNE CITIZENS FOR BETTER ARIZONA IN SUPPORT OF RC 04 2011
The Arizona Constitution guarantees the people the right to recall public officers who hold elective offices. Ariz. Const. art. 8, pt. 1, § 1. Although the recall procedure has been used rarely, recall was an important issue during the Constitutional Convention of 1910. See The Records of the Arizona Constitutional Convention of 1910 [hereinafter Records ] 241–46, 259–70, 802–12, 919–22, 925–29 (John Goff ed., 1991). Sentiment favoring recall was so strong that the framers included in the constitution a recall provision for all public officers, despite well-placed fears that President Taft would not approve statehood if the recall provision applied to the judiciary. See id. at 920, 926, 1418; Letter from President William H. Taft to the U.S. H.R. (Aug. 15, 1911) (reprinted in Toni McClory, Understanding the Arizona Constitution 193–99 (2d ed.2010)). The President eventually approved Arizona's bid for statehood, but only on the condition that the framers exempt judges from the recall provision. Letter to U.S. H.R. Arizonans acquiesced to the President's request, but less than one year later, they overwhelmingly voted to amend the constitution to once again subject all public officers to recall. See Ariz. Const. art. 8, pt. 1, § 1.
This broad recall provision remains in force today. Id.; see also Ariz.Rev.Stat. (“A.R.S.”) § 19–201(A) (Supp.2011) (implementing constitutional recall provision)
(Bold emphasis mine)
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