As we all remember, back in November, President-elect Trump argued in favor of term limits. Along with building the wall, it was a solid promise he made that serves as an important element required to #DrainTheSwamp!
Lucky for him, Senator Ted Cruz and Representative Ron DeSantis are pushing for a constitutional amendment for term limits on Congress. This would allow for a maximum of three terms for House members and two terms for Senators.
Via The Hill:
Under an amendment the two GOP lawmakers filed on Tuesday, House members would be allowed to serve three two-year terms and senators would be able to serve two six-year terms.
GOP Sens. Deb Fischer (Neb.), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Thom Tillis (N.C.), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Mike Lee (Utah) and David Perdue (Ga.) are backing the proposal. Cruz and DeSantis previously pledged in a Washington Post op-ed to introduce the measure this year.
While the bill comes with support, surely we’re bound to get some push-back:
Neither House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), who has said he supports term limits, nor Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has signaled it could come up for a vote.
McConnell appeared to shut down Trump’s push after the election, telling reporters, “We have term limits — they’re called elections.”
We the People understand priorities. We can’t expect Trump to accomplish everything in the first two weeks as president. There is a lot of damage to be repaired. But this was a key promise made by the president-elect that I intend on making sure comes to fruition. As the National Review pointed out in 2015, this is likely a measure that would get a massive round of support from Americans across the political spectrum. This would be a wonderful way to unite the people as Trump embarks on the remainder of his agenda.