Cruz Draws Support in Pursuit of Term-Limits

Cruz Draws Support in Pursuit of Term-Limits

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
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January 26, 2021

Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R), who has received a level of scrutiny over his objection to certifying the election results of the 2020 presidential election, has also had ethics complaints filed against him. The argument is that his objections “lent legitimacy” to the storming of the Capitol that took place on January 6th, 2021.

However, the Lone Star state Senator has disregarded the complaints, and he’s since shifted his focus to reintroducing legislation that would ensure a Constitutional amendment that would impose congressional term limits.

Joining him in making the case for term limits if Florida Senator Rick Scott (R), who threw his support behind the legislation that would limit U.S. Senators to two six-year terms and Congressional members to three two-year terms.

Commenting on the need for term limits, Senator Scott expressed that “Washington is more dysfunctional than ever, and I’m fighting every day to make reforms in the best interest of American families.” He added that “Career politicians are never going to make the tough choices needed to get our nation on a successful path” because “they care more about politics and their next election than the future of this country.” Asserting that “this has to end now,” Scott concluded that “we need to reimagine government and term limits are the right place to start.”

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In reintroducing the legislation, Senator Cruz criticized the idea that “every year, Congress spends billions of dollars on giveaways for the well-connected: Washington insiders get taxpayer money and members of Congress get re-elected, all while the system fails the American people.”

Claiming that the need for term limits is supported by a bipartisan effort, they should be implemented because “the rise of political careerism in today’s Congress is a sharp departure from what the Founders intended for our federal governing bodies.”

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.
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