Attorney General Eric Schmitt announces support for congressional term limits

As candidates for the 2022 U.S. Senate race prepare to launch their campaign platforms, Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that he supports the U.S. Term Limits pledge.

The U.S. Term Limits pledge is an initiative that urges legislators to support a constitutional amendment that would impose term limits on those elected to congress. 

“Serving in the Congress should not be about political careerism; it should be about public service and working to expand and improve opportunities for all Americans,” Schmitt said in a press release. “I support adding a term limit amendment to our U.S. Constitution, and believe it will attract those who see the importance of working for the people, and not enriching themselves by abusing the trust of the voters who elected them.”

If elected, Schmitt would join several senators in their support of imposing term limits. U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz, Mike Braun, Pat Toomey, Marco Rubio, Todd Young and Rick Scott all supported an amendment in January to implement such limits. If passed, U.S. Senators would be limited to two six-year terms and members of the House of Representatives to three two-year terms.

“The rise of political careerism in today’s Congress is a sharp departure from what the Founders intended for our federal governing bodies,” Cruz said about the amendment. “I have long called for this solution for the brokenness of Washington, D.C., and I will continue fighting to hold career politicians accountable.”

Missourians can expect to see 2022 Senate candidates continue to announce their stances on specific policy issues as the election nears and the campaign heats up. 

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