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New movement in the fight for Congressional term limits?

Mike Opelka
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When 74% of the American people want something, you'd imagine Congress might listen. That's not been the case so far, however, with term limits. Tuesday on "Pure Opelka," Mike Opelka noted who in Congress was for and against the will of the people.

Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) submitted an amendment to impose term limits on congress back in January of this year. They propose that senators serve no more than two six-year terms, while representatives in the House serve no more than three two-year terms.

This would ensure that no senator or representative would serve longer than 12 years, a sharp contrast from the present record of Michigan Representative John Dingell (D), who served for 59 years. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) believes that elections are the only term limits needed.

Term limit proposals are understandably not popular in congress and have not been approved in the past. Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) tried in 2012, but was shot down. Representative Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) has joined the voices in the House supporting term limits. Mike hoped the current proposed amendment does not get buried in the "graveyard of good intentions."

To see more from Mike, visit his channel on TheBlaze and listen live to “Pure Opelka” weekdays 7–10 p.m. ET & Saturdays 6–9 a.m. ET, only on TheBlaze Radio Network.

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