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DeSantis Advocates for Term Limits in U.S. Congress

via NBC News
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is pushing for states to implement congressional term limits via a constitutional amendment.

DeSantis traveled to other states urging them to pass resolutions calling for term limits, noting growing public support for the issue across party and demographic lines.

He said people consistently raise term limits when he campaigns across the country.

DeSantis posted, “At the invitation of the U.S. Term Limits organization, I traveled today to encourage other state legislators to follow Florida’s lead and pass a resolution to call for a constitutional amendment for congressional term limits.”

“We will never turn our country around if we don’t change the incentives in DC,” he continued.

DeSantis credited traveling “the country in the last year, the number of people that have asked about support for term limits is incredible. It was something that came up all the time.”

He continued, “I was just in Indiana today meeting with some of the senators there. Their House has done it. I think their Senate’s gonna do it, too.”

“North Carolina, I believe one of the Houses has done it. So I was able to meet with some of the senators here because I think this is something that the people in the states have the ability to propose changes to discipline Washington. The Founding Fathers structured the Constitution like that for a reason. I think it’s something that would get huge support,” the governor predicted.

DeSantis added, “And the one thing I’ve noticed is it doesn’t matter if you’re Republican, Democrat, Independent, male, female, white, black, rich, poor — people support term limits for members of Congress.”

He concluded, “We’ve seen what’s happened up there. It’s been really poor performance for decades now. The incentives are not right. We need to change the incentives. Term limits is one way to do it. And so my hope is that states, particularly states that want to see big changes in Washington, will use the power that they have to advance these really important proposals, like term limits. But we have the ability in the states working together, to propose some really important changes, that are gonna be beneficial to this country.”

DeSantis argued that states have the power under Article V to propose constitutional changes and that congressional incentives are not right after decades of poor performance, making term limits a way to change that.

He hopes other states will use this power, particularly those wanting big changes in Washington, to advance proposals like term limits that could benefit the country.

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