Rep. Cawthorne, the young, conservative firebrand from North Carolina, is on the warpath. Not against leftism generally, as many are, but against the DC insiders that keep their cushy jobs for decades while leaching and profiting off of the American people.
Speaking on Fox about his plan to drain the swamp with a term limits bill, Cawthorne summed up how many of us feel about DC insiders, saying “If you’re not able to accomplish your goals in over a decade, I really don’t want you to represent me anyway.”
Fox, which had an exclusive report on the bill and Cawthorne’s plan to wage war on the Swamp, reported this:
The youngest member of Congress Tuesday launched what he hopes will be a nationwide campaign to impose term limits on members of the House and Senate, saying it’s time to “drain the swamp” in Washington.
Rep. Madison Cawthorn, R-N.C., told Fox News Digital in an exclusive interview Tuesday that he’s introducing legislation to limit the time in office to six terms for House members and two terms for senators — for a total of 12 years each.
Cawthorn, 26, said 12 years is a “reasonable amount of time” to learn the ropes, gain allies and make an impact.
To be fair, the bill will have a hard time passing. It would require a constitutional amendment to pass, meaning that it would need to somehow garner not just a two-thirds majority vote in the House and Senate, but also for 3/4 of states to vote to approve it. Those are rough odds, even for a popular bill. But Cawthorne has a plan to ram it through, as Fox reports:
The freshman lawmaker acknowledges his legislation has little hope of passage this year, but he plans to use the bill to launch a “term-limits tour” around the country to gin up support for the measure in state capitals and make it a priority for fellow Republicans should they retake Congress next year.
He also will use the legislation as an endorsement tool for the 2022 midterms, with candidates having to pledge they’ll back the bill when it comes up for a vote.
Further, he has public opinion working for him. Though the fools running DC, the corrupt geriatrics that have been there for decades and accomplished nothing, probably won’t be huge fans of Cawthorne’s plan to keep them from leeching on the American people, those Americans being preyed on are fans of it.
According to a 2021 survey by McLaughlin and Associates on term limits, a whopping 80% of Americans support term limits for the House of Representatives. And that’s not a partisan view; broken down to the party level, the survey found that a massive 87.2% of Republicans and still large 73.6% of Democrats support term limits for the House.
That is, as Trump, himself a supporter of term limits, might say, “YUGE!” So, in pushing his bill, Cawthorne might have trouble in Congress, but if and when it gets to American citizens themselves, it should pass with flying colors. Let’s push it forward and drain the swamp!