Texas Sen. Ted Cruz wasted no times setting his sights in 2019 firmly on Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer — and it will force Schumer to expose himself to the American people.
Heading into his reelection campaign, it’s the last kind of political move Schumer wants to make.
But Cruz has forced his hand.
Cruz and his political allies introduced to both the Senate and the House of Representatives on Thursday a constitutional amendment that would impose term limits on Congress.
Co-sponsored by Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida, Mike Lee of Utah, and David Perdue of George — all Republicans — the amendment would restrict senators to two six-year terms and House members to three two-year terms.
Schumer has currently served as both a Representative and Senator for a combined total of over 38 years.
That means either Schumer votes against the amendment, which would prove that Schumer is just another establishment politician willing to do anything to hold onto power (heading into an election)…
Or Schumer votes for the amendment, throwing critical bipartisan support behind an amendment that pushes him out of a job.
“For too long, members of Congress have abused their power and ignored the will of the American people,” Cruz, who was just sworn into his second term on Thursday, said.
“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,” Cruz continued. “I urge my colleagues to submit this constitutional amendment to the states for speedy ratification.”
President Donald Trump has also expressed support for term-limits on Congressmen, and it’s an idea that has increasing support on both sides of the political aisle (except for Schumer, that is).
Last April, Trump wrote —
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
With growing bipartisan support and a promise of support by the executive branch, it’s possible this term-limit amendment finally gains the traction it needs in Congress.
But it won’t be easy. For the amendment to be passed, it would need to be approved by two-thirds of both the House and the Senate. It would then need to be ratified by at least 38 states.
The last constitutional amendment, the 27th — which prevents Congress’ salary raises from going into effect before the next session is sworn in — was ratified in 1992.
Watch for career politicians like Chuck Schumer go out of their way to quietly kill the amendment — and the mainstream media to remain silent.
Hopefully, heading into the 2020 this will finally expose to voters what Schumer and his ilk really are…
Self-centered establishment swamp creatures.
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— The Horn editorial team