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Perdue Will Fight for Term Limits
Career politician opponents violated their own commitment
Former Dollar General CEO and Republican candidate for U.S. Senate David Perdue has signed a pledge to support a constitutional amendment limiting the terms an individual can serve in the U.S. House and Senate. Perdue has not only pledged to fight for term limits, but he has also pledged to live up to the commitment himself by only serving two terms.
“As the political outsider in this race, I am more determined than ever to fight for term limits,” said Perdue. “Most of what is wrong with Washington today is a direct result of career politicians focusing on their reelection instead of doing what is right.”
The U.S. Term Limits Amendment Pledge states, “I will cosponsor and vote for the U.S. Term Limits Amendment of three (3) House terms and two (2) Senate terms and no longer limit.” According to the group promoting the effort, the three congressmen running for U.S. Senate from Georgia previously signed the pledge. Yet, they have not held themselves to the three-term standard.
Representative Jack Kingston is now serving his 11th term in Congress. Rep. Phil Gingrey is in his 6th term. And Rep. Paul Broun is in his 4th. All three congressmen have violated the intent of their own pledge. http://www.
Congressman Kingston, by far the worst offender, actually made term limits a focus of his first campaign for Congress. In 1992, the Savannah Morning News reported that Kingston included term limits as part of his proposed reforms. http://archives.savannahnow.
As for Congressman Gingrey, he makes a pledge in current campaign ads that he will repeal Obamacare in his first term or go home. How can the voters trust a politician that said he supported a three-term limit in the House and is now serving six? According to his original pledge, he should be home already.
You can view David’s signed pledge at https://perduesenate.com/