Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) in an interview discussing the ‘swamp’ in Washington, D.C., called for term limits “for bureaucrats.”
Blackburn made the comments in an appearance with Steve Hilton on Fox News’ “The Next Revolution.”
“Big Business, Big Government, Big Tech, Big Media — they all go hand in hand, and they’re all a part of the D.C. swamp,” she explained to Hilton.
Under President Trump, Blackburn added, Americans found out “just how murky the swamp is.”
“I have said for a long time — we need to have term limits for bureaucrats because they are the ones that dig in, and they won’t leave, and they never modernize,” the Republican Senator continued.
“They don’t use technology. They always demand more money. They never get a pay cut. They are always getting pay raises, so we need to have term limits for bureaucrats.”
Marsha Blackburn’s Call For Term Limits Echoes President Trump
If term limits are what drains the swamp in D.C., as Marsha Blackburn states, then President Trump’s inability to tackle that campaign promise almost assuredly cost him his own second term.
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As a candidate in 2016, Donald Trump announced how he intended to “drain the swamp” of corrupt politicians on both sides of the aisle in Congress, and that included implementing term limits.
The President vowed that if he were to win against Hillary Clinton, he “will push for a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress.”
Time Magazine fretted at the time that Trump’s proposed term limits would “eliminate half of Congress,” something that in hindsight would have been a good thing for America.
Not tackling that campaign promise isn’t entirely the President’s fault, however. Getting a constitutional amendment to impose term limits would have required two-thirds support from the very people you’re trying to term out.
In 1995, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich proposed a limit of 12 total years for congressional terms, a perfectly reasonable suggestion.
Other than @RandPaul only five Republicans voted against the so-called stimulus bill: @MarshaBlackburn, @ScottforFlorida, @SenRonJohnson, @SenMikeLeeMike, and @tedcruz. These are the only six Republicans who deserve to be re-elected.https://t.co/ImCTnmMOX9
— Peter Schiff (@PeterSchiff) December 22, 2020
Congress as Popular As Used Car Salespeople
Senator Dianne Feinstein is a good example of the necessity of congressional term limits.
Feinstein, according to a report by the New Yorker, has been “seriously struggling” with cognitive decline.
The report outlined how the 87-year-old senator “often forgets she has been briefed on a topic, accusing her staff of failing to do so just after they have.”
Here she is repeating the same question at a Congressional hearing twice, word-for-word.
Feinstein this past summer, in the thick of the COVID-19 pandemic, praised China as a “respectable nation” and said allowing Americans to sue the communist nation over the coronavirus would be a “huge mistake.”
According to Senator Dianne Feinstein, China is “a country growing into a respectable nation,” and holding them accountable for unleashing a global pandemic would be a “huge mistake.”
According to us, Communist China is the new Evil Empire. pic.twitter.com/NUdvO4Lj5f
— YAF (@yaf) July 31, 2020
A recent Gallup poll asking Americans to rank the honesty and ethics of different professions placed members of Congress on par with car salesmen.
Congressional members actually tied car salespeople with a mere 8 percent of people rating them highly.
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