FL Rep. Pushes for Congressional Term Limits: 'Nobody Wants Career Politicians'
Two Republican lawmakers recently introduced a Constitutional amendment that would impose term limits on members of Congress.
The bill, proposed by Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) and Rep. Francis Rooney (Fla.), calls for a maximum of three two-year terms in the House and two six-year terms in the Senate.
According to Fox 59, the bill is co-sponsored by Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and David Perdue (R-Ga.).
Rooney appeared on "Fox & Friends" Saturday and said that the proposal would help avoid "entrenched politicians" who are aligned with special interests.
"I would think 18 years is plenty of time to serve your country in Congress," he said.
Cruz took to Twitter on Friday to call for term limits as well, saying that they would "offer a solution to the brokenness" in Washington, D.C.
For too long, members of Congress have abused their power and ignored the will of the American people. Term limits on members of Congress offer a solution to the brokenness we see in Washington, D.C. It is long past time for Congress to hold itself accountable.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) January 3, 2019
"Nobody wants career politicians, they want term limits," Rooney said, referencing a 2018 poll that found 82 percent of likely voters support Congressional term limits.
President Trump tweeted his support for terms limits last year, saying that he gave members of Congress with whom he discussed the topic his "full support."
I recently had a terrific meeting with a bipartisan group of freshman lawmakers who feel very strongly in favor of Congressional term limits. I gave them my full support and endorsement for their efforts. #DrainTheSwamp
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 30, 2018
Watch Rooney's discussion with Ed Henry above.