This is low -- even for the Republican Party. The National Republican Senatorial Candidate (NRSC) is beginning an effort to have Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) removed from office. Johnson suffered a brain aneurysm last December and is still recovering. The constitution (you have heard of that, right GOP?) has no provision for dealing with a Senator in ill health such as Johnson. The precedent has been to allow ailing Senators to recover fully.
The head of the NRSC, John Ensign (R-NV) shows he cares nothing for his colleague, just about getting his power back, "He was a top target before his health problems and he’s still a top target." Wow. What a nice guy. So, he is essentially saying the only way the GOP can get their majority back is to try and "target" a sick man, whose doctors have said he will recover soon.
Johnson's office issued the following statement, "We don’t fear John Ensign and the national Republican hit men. It’s clear that this is a classless attack by a desperate chairman." So true.