Marter backs Term Limit Revolution to fix "broken" Washington
James Marter, conservative GOP Congressional candidate for the 14th district, has a call out on Facebook for people to support a constitutional amendment to make congressional term limits mandatory.
“There is a movement to make this happen called 'The Term Limit Revolution,'” Marter said on Facebook. “Call your member of Congress to back this bill.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced the constitutional amendment that would require term limits for members of Congress this past January. The amendment would limit senators to two six-year terms and congressmen to three two-year terms.
Marter backs Cruz’s contention that term limits on members of Congress would offer “a solution to the brokenness we see in Washington, D.C.”
“It is long past time for Congress to hold itself accountable," Cruz told ABC. "I urge my colleagues to submit this constitutional amendment to the states for speedy ratification.”
For the amendment pass, it would need to be approved by two-thirds of both houses of Congress and then ratified by 38 states.
For people who want to know more, Marter recommends the book "The Term Limit Revolution" by author Scott Murphy. Earlier this summer, Marter and Murphy addressed a gathering for term limit supports in Huntley. Marter put a link on his Facebook page to the website where people can buy Murphy’s book for $9.99 to learn more about the movement.
“I encourage all to like the page @thetermlimitrevolution and get the book,” Marter said.
The former chairman of the Kendall County Republicans, Marter, a strong supporter of President Donald Trump, is running to replace U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-IL 14th) in the 2020 election.
Marter pledged that if he is successful, he will join the conservative House Freedom Caucus when he gets to Congress. Marter would become the first member of Congress from Illinois to join the caucus.