Congressman Markwayne Mullin breaks pledge and promise to the people of Oklahoma.

By: Alannah NicPhaidin

Oklahoma Congressman, Markwayne Mullin has broken his word. He said that he would support term limits and only serve three terms himself. These two promises were a central part of his campaign, a key part of why people trusted him and believed he was going to work to change DC. He promised while in office to co-sponsor the U.S. Term Limits Amendment to term limit the entire House and Senate. He has NEVER supported it and he has now announced he is also going to break his promise to only run for a third term.

It is time for Congressman Mullin to know that he is responsible to the people and that lying to them has consequences. That being said he doesn’t seem to think he does (delete ‘does’) gets paid by “We The People” so that is probably why he doesn’t think he has to keep his word and uphold his promises to his constituents.

“You say you pay for me to do this? That’s bull crap. I pay for myself,” Mullin told constituents at a town hall back in April in Jay, Oklahoma (CLICK HERE for video). “I paid enough taxes before I got here and continue to through my company to pay my own salary. This is a service. No one here pays me to go.”

Except that isn’t true. Taxpayers do pay Mullin’s $174,000 annual salary plus gold standard benefits, which is 480% more than the median take-home pay for the average American. Since tax dollars fund more than just congressional salaries, Mullin isn’t correct to suggest his money is earmarked only for himself.

While most members of Congress at least pretend to be public servants, Mullin has expressed his belief that he is his own boss as an elected official.

The Congressman never supported term limits through his actions and simply paid lip service and lied to the people to get elected. He will do well as a career politician. He can say all the right things but it is his actions that count. His actions are very different from the promises he has been making for the last four years! Mullin is an aspiring career politician who will say and do anything to stay in power, and clearly his word doesn’t count for too much. It seems he has really taken to that fancy D.C. suit and tie.

As the great Abraham Lincoln said, “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” I guess we can now say we have seen Congressman Mullin’s true character.

Congressman Mullin is showing all of America what an entitled, entrenched and dishonest politician looks like. And that will only rally even more citizens to our cause.

U.S. Term Limits isn’t waiting on the bums in Washington to throw themselves out. We have launched the Term Limits Convention to allow the American people to bypass Congress and implement a term limits amendment using the power of the states.

The Convention Bill has passed in Florida and is halfway there in Georgia, Utah, and Missouri. We are seeing progress all over America.

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