JACKSON, Miss. – State Senator Chris McDaniel says he is for term limits and has signed a pledge saying he will cosponsor a bill that would set term limits on lawmakers in Washington if elected to the U.S. Senate.
“I, Chris McDaniel, pledge that as a member of Congress 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.”
“After spending decades in Washington, too many career politicians lose touch with the voters who elected them,” McDaniel said. “Sadly, Mississippians have witnessed this in Senator Cochran, who, after more than forty years in Washington, D.C., has lost touch with Mississippi values and even voted to fund Obamacare and for increase taxes. Term limits will reverse this trend and make sure politicians work for the people, not for the lobbyists, corporations and special-interests.”
Incumbent U.S. Senator Thad Cochran has been in Washington D.C. for nearly 42 years, so McDaniel’s pledge is bound to appeal to some voters. However, McDaniel has not said if he would set term limits for himself even if legislation was not passed.