Sherrod Brown, 26 years later, continues to break his important promise to voters
COLUMBUS, OH – Ohio Treasurer and U.S. Senate candidate Josh Mandel signed today a term-limit pledge when elected to serve as Ohio’s next U.S. Senator. At today’s signing, Mandel also endorsed a constitutional amendment in support of imposing term limits on U.S. Senators and Representatives of not longer than two Senate terms or three terms in the House.
“In order to bring change to Washington, we must change the way business is done there,” said Mandel. “For too long career Washington politicians have gone there saying they’ll do one thing and breaking their promises to voters by doing another. It’s time to transfer the power from the politicians to the people, and implementing terms limits is the first step in doing just that.”
Mandel was joined at the signing by Nick Tomboulides, Executive Director of U.S. Term Limits, an organization that advocates for term limits at all levels of government.
“The American people are tired of business as usual in Congress. We’re looking for leaders who will fight for term limits. By signing the U.S. Term Limits pledge, Josh Mandel is giving a voice to all Americans who want real change in Washington,” said Tomboulides, “We’re confident Josh will fight for term limits and not allow the Washington elite to keep defying voters on this issue.”
Career Washington politicians like Sherrod Brown often are for term limits before they are against them.
Brown told voters in 1992 that he supported a 12-year limit on congressional service, but he broke that promise to voters in 2004. In Sherrod Brown’s book, “Congress from the Inside,” Sherrod Brown wrote, “I always thought the public’s desire for term limits was aimed at those who had been there for fifteen or twenty years; those were the politicians at whom the public’s ire was directed.”
Now in his 24th year in Washington and running for his third 6-year term in the U.S. Senate, Sherrod Brown continues to break his promise to Ohio voters every single day.