Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has joined forces with Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL) to introduce a Constitutional Amendment that would impost term limits on members of Congress.
Congressional term limits have been gaining popularity among average Americans, but as you might guess, politicians in Congress aren’t too fond of the idea. Because of this reticence to give up their taxpayer-funded meal tickets, passing this Constitutional Amendment seems unlikely. However, voters will no doubt appreciate the effort and reward Cruz and those who join his fight come election time.
Here’s what Cruz had to say about his term limits push:
“D.C. is broken,” said Sen. Cruz. “The American people resoundingly agreed on Election Day, and President-elect Donald Trump has committed to putting government back to work for the American people. It is well past time to put an end to the cronyism and deceit that has transformed Washington into a graveyard of good intentions.”
Cruz continued: “The time is now for Congress, with the overwhelming support of the American people, to submit this constitutional amendment to the states for speedy ratification. With control of a decisive majority of the states, the House of Representatives, and the Senate, we have a responsibility to answer the voters’ call-to-action. We must deliver.”
“Term limits are the first step towards reforming Capitol Hill,” said Rep. DeSantis. “Eliminating the political elite and infusing Washington with new blood will restore the citizen legislature that our Founding Fathers envisioned. The American people have called for increased accountability and we must deliver. Senator Cruz has been instrumental in efforts to hold Congress accountable, and I look forward to working with him to implement term limits.”
“President Trump, Speaker Ryan and huge majorities of the American people are demanding term limits,” said U.S. Term Limits President Philip Blumel. “Congress must listen and pass the Cruz-DeSantis amendment immediately.
Term limits could go a long way toward correcting many of the ills our current corrupt political system… which means it’s a long shot at best. But God Bless Ted Cruz for trying.
Reported by: Constitution. com