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ICYMI: News Coverage of Cruz and DeSantis Push For Congressional Term Limits To ‘Drain the Swamp’

“Passing term limits will demonstrate that Congress has actually heard the voice of the people”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) penned an op-ed for The Washington Post announcing that in the 115th Congress they will introduce a constitutional amendment establishing congressional term limits in order to put an end to cronyism in Washington: 

“On Election Day, the American people made a resounding call to ‘drain the swamp’ that is modern Washington,” Cruz and DeSantis wrote. “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.

Following is a summary of news coverage:

The Hill: Cruz, DeSantis to introduce constitutional amendment on term limits
“Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) say they want to help President-elect Donald Trump “drain the swamp” by imposing congressional term limits. The two conservative lawmakers said in a Washington Post op-ed Friday they plan to introduce a constitutional amendment next month to limit members of Congress to three terms in the House and two in the Senate.”

The Washington Examiner: Cruz to introduce constitutional amendment for term limits
“Sen. Ted Cruz announced Friday that he will introduce a constitutional amendment to limit the number of terms members of the Senate and the House of Representatives can serve…Cruz and DeSantis argued that term limits would also "change the calculus" of those who serve in Congress, and said it would open more more roles in leadership and break up the "permanent political class" on Capitol Hill.”

Tampa Bay Times: Ron DeSantis joins Ted Cruz in push for term limits
“Florida Rep. Ron DeSantis is partnering with Sen. Ted Cruz in an attempt to enact term limits, trying to seize Donald Trump’s populist appeal to “drain the swamp…“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,” the Republicans wrote in an op/ed for the Washington Post.” 

The Blaze: Ted Cruz announces Trump-inspired amendment to the Constitution
“Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has announced his plans to propose an amendment to the Constitution that would radically change the members of the legislative branch. He wants Congress to vote on imposing term limits on itself…For Cruz, the current popularity of the idea and the Republican control of state legislatures is why this is the right time to get Congress to limit its own members.” 

Breitbart: Draining the Swamp: Ted Cruz and Ron DeSantis to Propose Constitutional Amendment on Term Limits
“Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Ron DeSantis have revealed their plans to introduce a constitutional amendment that will impose term limits for both congressmen and senators…In a joint op-ed for The Washington Post, the two Republican firebrands said that term limits would be an effective way for the new Republican administration to “drain the swamp”…Both Cruz and DeSantis also point to the “broad support” for congressional term limits, citing a Ramussen survey conducted in October that showed 74% of likely voters supported the idea.”