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Impeachment talk a sign of GOP's long-term worry about court

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By MARC LEVY
Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to redraw boundaries of the state's congressional districts has triggered a volcanic reaction from Republicans, including talk of impeaching justices and a Democratic Party plot to stop President Donald Trump.

The ruling has implications for Republican control of Congress. Republicans say they are also worried about what the Democratic-majority court may do in the future to weaken the power of a Republican-controlled Legislature.

Pennsylvania's Republican Party chairman Val DiGiorgio says the decision is without precedent and could have far-reaching impact for the rule of law and separation of powers.

For Republicans, the decision came at a time they're expected to lose seats in Congress.

Democrats suggest there's desperation in the strident Republican rhetoric. Congressman Mike Doyle, of Pittsburgh, says Republicans sound unhinged.

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