Trump says he would impose term limits for members of Congress

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    Trump says he would impose term limits for members of Congress

    Donald Trump has said he would use the US presidency to impose term limits on members of Congress as part of a drive to “drain the swamp” of Washington corruption.

    Currently, House members can serve an unlimited number of two-year terms, while senators can serve an unlimited number of six-year terms. The Republican candidate told cheering supporters in Grand Junction, Colorado, that he would push for a constitutional amendment.
     
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    Indeed, it would require a constitutional amendment, which is not an Executive branch imposition.
     
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    agreed. a Constitutional amendment is required
     
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    Best idea he has had for awhile... Well for this election cycle...
     
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    i fear without term limits the constitution will die, it will be replaced by a set of neezings and gruntings, so that instead of the full text splayed out with eloquence, the first amendment replaced with some animal noise which loosely translates as 'god', the 2nd with an oomphish 'gun', etc.
     
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    If Trump had gone full faux-populist like this from the start, and not instead concentrated on seeking revenge on just about everyone, he would have stood a chance of winning.

    Not that Trump would have kept any of his populist promises.
     
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    "Donald Trump has said he would use the US presidency to impose term limits on members of Congress.."

    Embarrassing that he still knows nothing at all about the office of the president of the US and even less about the US Constitution. Lucky for him, his followers know less than he does!

    BTW, he let it slip today in a speech that he would "oppose term limits". Whether he knows it or not, whether his fans know it or not, he would do neither.
     
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    "Trump says he would impose term limits for members of Congress"

    Trump is wrong yet again.

    We already have term limits – they’re called elections.

    The people have the fundamental right to elect whomever they want for as long as they want.

    Real, substantive change can occur only at the very local level, not from the top down, and not by ridiculous gimmicks such as ‘term limits.’
     
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    He didn't say that at all.
     
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    Unless there is a constitutional amendment imposing term limits. We have one for the Executive Branch already.
     

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