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Cruz, DeSantis Back Term Limits

Senator Ted Cruz today proposed an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which would term limit members of Congress.

“D.C. is broken,” Senator Cruz said, through a press release. “The American people resoundingly agreed on Election Day, and President-elect Donald Trump has committed to putting government back to work for the American people. It is well past time to put an end to the cronyism and deceit that has transformed Washington into a graveyard of good intentions.” 

Cruz introduced the amendment, along with Representative Ron DeSantis (R-Florida).

Cruz's website attempts to show support for term limits by citing a recent Rasmussen poll. According to the poll, 74 percent of Americans favor term limits for the U.S. Congress, while 13 percent oppose.

The amendment is also co-sponsored by Senators Deb Fischer (Nebraska), Thom Tillis (North Carolina), Marco Rubio (Florida), Mike Lee (Utah), and David Perdue (Georgia).

For a full look at Cruz and DeSantis' proposed amendment, please visit

Photo by Politifact

Photo by Politifact

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