This latest episode announces that North Carolina is on its way to joining the growing list of states calling for congressional term limits, pledge signers are being recognized with plaque presentations, who’s the corrupt politician of the week?, urge Speaker McCarthy to bring HJR11 to a vote and more.
Momentum continues to build around the nation for congressional term limits, North Carolina’s House speaker Tim Moore is sponsoring legislation that could make North Carolina the next state to pass our resolution for congressional term limits. Hi, this is Holly Robichaud, and this is Breaking News on Term Limits.
We have some breaking news coming out of North Carolina this evening, the North Carolina House of Representatives just passed a resolution 70 to 47, North Carolina is on its way to joining the growing list of states that are calling for congressional term limits. We have some great news coming out of the States this week in our efforts to bypass Congress in getting Congressional term limits. In Arizona, the Arizona House State Government Committee passed our resolution calling for congressional term limits, House concurrent resolution 2016, passed by a vote of 8 to 1. Receiving strong support from both sides of the aisle and Kansas, we passed our first major hurdle, the Kansas house on federal and state Affairs Committee passed our house concurrent resolution 5005. We’re excited by this progress we’re making.
This week in DC, our Legislative Director Shanna Chamblee, presented all the congressional signers for the US term limits Pledge with a plaque that commemorates the signing of the pledge. One of our strongest supporters, as you know, is Senator Ted Cruz. Senator Cruz has been an outspoken supporter for term limits. He’s cosponsored legislation, and this year it’s Senate Joint Resolution 2. Speaking of senator Cruz, did you recently see him on Fox Business, Sunday Futures were he explained why he’s a champion of term limits? Senator Cruz said, “I’ve introduced a constitutional amendment that would limit every Senator to two terms, would limit every House member to three terms.” I believe we ought to take it up and vote on it, because if we’ve got career politicians out of Washington in both parties, there’d be a lot less corruption of the swamp. We agree, Senator Cruz. Keep up the good work.
In the house of Representatives, Representative Ralph Norman’s House Joint Resolution 11 is gaining lots of momentum, we’re up to 70 sponsors right now, 70 sponsors. We’re urging everyone to contact speaker McCarthy’s office at 202-225-4000. That’s 202-225-4000 and urge the speaker to bring our resolution to a vote. I’m sure you’ve heard elections are term limits, what you’re hearing is a tactic by the political class to avoid what our Founding Fathers wanted, which is a citizen’s legislature. On average, incumbents raise five times. That’s right, five times more money than challengers, it comes from special interest groups, 85 to 95 percent of that special interest group money goes to incumbents, not challengers. That’s why 94% of incumbents get re-elected. Why do we need congressional term limits? California’s United States Senator Dianne Feinstein is one example. Feinstein was first elected to the United States Senate in 1992. Feinstein now at the age of 89, is designed to call it quits. She will leave office after serving a total of 32 years. To put things in perspective, she was first selected when Bill Clinton was in the White House, and Wayne’s World was the most popular movie in the theaters. She’s in rapid mental health decline right now. Somebody else who’d be doing the job, it’s time to stop the control of the career politicians.
Now it’s time for the crap politician of the week. This week Representative Katherine Clark from my home state of Massachusetts makes our list. She’s currently the minority whip in the House. Business Insider cited her for violating the Federal Stock Act by failing to properly disclose 19 stock trades. That’s right, 19, taking together the trades are worth at least $19,000 and as much as $285,000. Among the trades, Clark disclosed after the 45-day deadline, were shares of Google parent company Alphabet. Career politicians believe in laws for us, but not for them. Congressional term limits can become a reality. We’ve got the momentum and we’ve got the support, but we need your help. I urge you to go to termlimits.org and join our efforts. Also, I encourage you to share this program with your friends so they know the latest breaking news on term limits. This is Holly Robichaud and I’ll be back next week with Breaking News on Term Limits.