Democratic presidential candidate Tom SteyerTom SteyerYouth voting organization launches M registration effort in key battlegrounds Overnight Energy: 'Eye of fire,' Exxon lobbyist's comments fuel renewed attacks on oil industry | Celebrities push Biden to oppose controversial Minnesota pipeline | More than 75 companies ask Congress to pass clean electricity standard Celebrities push Biden to oppose controversial Minnesota pipeline MORE is calling for Senate term limits to help pass gun control legislation.
“If we want real change, we need new and different people in charge. We need it,” Steyer said Monday during a CNN town hall late Monday.
“And, you know, look, the six-word argument for term limits: Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellFixing Congress requires fixing how it legislates McConnell: GOP should focus on future, not 'rehash' 2020 Hoyer: Democrats 'committed' to Oct. 31 timeline for Biden's agenda MORE, Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamMayorkas tests positive for COVID-19 breakthrough case A pandemic of hyper-hypocrisy is infecting American politics Republicans' mantra should have been 'Stop the Spread' MORE, Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — Colin Powell's death highlights risks for immunocompromised The Senate confirmation process is broken — Senate Democrats can fix it Australian politician on Cruz, vaccines: 'We don't need your lectures, thanks mate' MORE,” he added, referring the to Republican Senate majority leader from Kentucky and Republican senators from South Carolina and Texas, respectively.
Steyer is proposing a range of measures, including licensing gun owners, registering guns, banning the sale of assault weapons and passing so-called red flag laws.
“So in order for us to pass this legislation, we actually have to take back this government, because the Senate of the United States under Mitch McConnell won't consider any of those things, even though 90 percent of Americans want some of them,” Steyer said.
"The six-word argument for term limits: Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Ted Cruz."— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 25, 2020
Tom Steyer argues that term limits for lawmakers will help get gun legislation passed. "If we want real change, we need new and different people in charge." #CNNTownHall https://t.co/HM6NHQTJ6i pic.twitter.com/WE3pgjFGYV
Steyer called for 12-year term limits for senators and members of congress.
Two of Steyer’s opponents in the Democratic presidential primary race, Sens. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWhite House: Window for finalizing sweeping budget package 'closing' Jayapal says tuition-free community college 'probably won't' be in spending plan Progressives see budget deal getting close after Biden meeting MORE (I-Vt.) and Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Altria - Biden holds meetings to resurrect his spending plan Senate Democrats ask for details on threats against election workers On The Money — Progressives play hard ball on Biden budget plan MORE (D-Minn.), have been in the Senate longer than 12 years.
Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenWhite House: Window for finalizing sweeping budget package 'closing' Jayapal says tuition-free community college 'probably won't' be in spending plan Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Bannon in contempt MORE, another Democratic White House hopeful, had served more than 30 years in the Senate before serving in the Obama administration.
Steyer has been trailing his top opponents in the first few voting states, but the billionaire philanthropist has focused much of his campaign’s organizing and efforts on South Carolina, which holds its primary Saturday.