On Friday, Ted Cruz made an announcement. Ted Cruz to introduce a new constitutional amendment that will limit the number of terms members of the Senate and the House of Representatives are able to serve. Ted Cruz made this announcement along with Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla.
This goes along with Donald Trump’s plan to “Drain the Swamp.” The proposal would allow members of the Senate to serve two terms. The proposal would allow members of the House to serve up to three terms in office.
Per the Washington Examiner:
“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,” wrote the pair of conservative lawmakers. “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.”
“Passing term limits will demonstrate that Congress has actually heard the voice of the people,” they wrote. “We believe that the rise of political careerism in modern Washington is a drastic departure from what the founders intended of our federal governing bodies. To effectively ‘drain the swamp,’ we believe it is past time to enact term limits for Congress.”
It has been argued by Cruz and DeSantis that this would “change the calculus” of those who are serving in Congress. Additionally, it would open up leadership roles and stop having a “permanent political class” on Capitol Hill.
Long before the general election victory, Donald Trump was calling to “drain the swamp.” He used it as one of the key rallying points in his victorious campaign.