There is currently an argument in the United States that term limits ought to exist for members of Congress. Currently, American presidents are limited to only serving two terms; however, congressmembers don’t have such restraints.
When politicians remain in office for decades and decades on end, longer than some adults have been alive, this can lead to issues. It’s sometimes easier for these lawmakers to lose touch or hold seats that would be better occupied by others.
At this time, term limits have not been put in place for congressmembers. However, one must never say never.
Right now, one of the most well-known politicians in America is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat; however, being well-known doesn’t always mean being well-liked. This is especially the case for Pelosi, as documented by Breitbart News.
What Americans Really Think About Nancy Pelosi
This week, the public got a good look at a brand new poll put out by Rasmussen Reports. To be precise, the poll asked Americans about the levels of favorability for congressional leaders including Speaker Pelosi, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Of all these top lawmakers, Pelosi fared worst of all. 60% stated they maintained an unfavorable view of the House Speaker. Meanwhile, Leader McCarthy made the top of the list in terms of favorability.
— beverly hamilton (@beverlylynn12) October 7, 2021
Rasmussen Reports shows that 42% view him favorably, while just 34% do not. As for Schumer and McConnell, more than 50% view both of these lawmakers unfavorably.
It’s very clear that many Americans don’t like Pelosi; however, she is much more popular amongst Democrats than with Independent voters and Republicans.
Rooting Out Corruption
It’s no secret that a cesspool of corruption exists in Washington D.C. However, many Americans are of the view this could be changed if term limits were enacted.
Pelosi, in recent months, has come under fire for insider trading reportedly done by her husband. Of course, this is something Democrats have largely ignored and glossed over.
Joe Biden: 48+ years in office
Patrick Leahy: 46+ years in office
Chuck Schumer: 40+ years in office
Nancy Pelosi: 34+ years in office
Maxine Waters: 30+ years in office
All PERFECT examples of why we need term limits to help drain the swamp!
— Jake Evans (@JakeEvansGA) September 27, 2021
Getting rid of D.C. corruption isn’t going to happen overnight. However, it starts with holding leaders accountable. For instance, if the Republican Party manages to win back the House majority during the 2022 midterms, that will oust Pelosi as the House Speaker.
A huge element of rooting out corruption entails voting it out of office. The American people will have the opportunity to make this happen next year during midterm elections. After all, the current stranglehold that Democrats have on the federal government isn’t helping anyone.
What do you think about the massive unpopularity of Nancy Pelosi? Why do you believe so many people disapprove of her, rather than approve? We’d like to read your perspectives below in the comments section.