Senator Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican, is planning to seek a third Senate term. This is despite the fact that he has been trying to pass an amendment that would place a limit on Senators serving in the upper chamber of Congress.
Cruz, who has been trying to limit Senators to two terms, has announced that he would once again be running for Senate in 2024. Cruz during a news conference at the Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) event in Las Vegas, said that he is focused on the United States Senate battles which is why he will try to seek another term. He continued to say that it was important for them to keep fighting against the policies that were causing so much harm to Americans.
While it is common for Senators to seek a third, fourth, fifth and even sixth term, Cruz has been one of the biggest proponents of lawmakers being limited in the time they can serve in office. Along with a number of other Republican senators, Cruz proposed an amendment in January 2021 which would limit senators to two six-year terms and House representatives to three two-year terms.
Currently neither the upper nor the lower chamber have any term limits. The GOP has put forth similar amendments previously. In 2019, Cruz claimed that long-term politicians “abused their power” and were the ones to create ” a brokenness” in Washington, D.C.