Saturday, December 10, 2016
Cruz, DeSantis To Introduce Term Limits Bill To Drain The Swamp
At RightWingNews by William Teach --
Senator Ted Cruz and Representative Ron DeSantis have an op-ed up in the Washington Post, explaining the steps needed to actually drain the swamp
If Republicans really want to drain the swamp, here’s how to do it
On Election Day, the American people made a resounding call to “drain the swamp” that is modern Washington. Yet on Capitol Hill, we seem mired in the same cycle of complacency: The game hasn’t changed, and the players remain the same. Thankfully, there’s a solution available that, while stymied by the permanent political class, enjoys broad public support: congressional term limits.
During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump called for enacting term limits, and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) has endorsed the idea. As soon as the 115th Congress convenes, both of us will move to restore accountability among the entrenched Washington establishment by introducing a constitutional amendment to limit the number of terms that a member of Congress can serve to three in the House and two in the Senate.
Passing term limits will demonstrate that Congress has actually heard the voice of the people.