About a year ago, Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) and Florida Congressman Ron DeSantis (R) proposed a constitutional amendment that would limit U.S. Senators to 2 terms (12 years total) and U.S. Representatives to 3 terms (6 years total).
Even with President Trump supporting the initiative (he campaigned on the issue), it is not sure if the amendment will ever get its day in court, so to speak
But even though it seems unlikely that the amendment will be taken up, there is still hope for all those term limits aficionados to see the swamp-draining measure enforced.
tBecause Florida has already certified term limits for Article 5, 2/3 of all the states need to agree to push the measure, and then vote to ratify it with a three quarters vote.
DeSantis said that he has already been lobbying the president to push the issue this spring, but reiterates that going around congress would probably be the most realistic way to get term limits done.
“The Congress is not involved except for a ceremonial measure. Obviously, the issue with term limits in the congress is 80 percent of the public wants it, Republicans want it, Democrats want it. Congressman by in large don’t want it.
We are working to get Trump to push it in the spring, I think he may, but at the end of the day, there is a lot of resistance there. I think that if you went around congress, I think you can pass it easy if you got it organized.”–Rep. Ron DeSantis (R)