Steyer calls for Senate term limits to pass gun control legislation

Steyer calls for Senate term limits to pass gun control legislation
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Democratic presidential candidate Tom SteyerTom SteyerTV ads favored Biden 2-1 in past month Inslee calls Biden climate plan 'perfect for the moment' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump administration finalizes plan to open up Alaska wildlife refuge to drilling | California finalizes fuel efficiency deal with five automakers, undercutting Trump | Democrats use vulnerable GOP senators to get rare win on environment 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 McConnellTrump, GOP aim to complete reshaping of federal judiciary Supreme Court fight should drive Democrats and help Biden Harris on SCOTUS fight: Ginsburg's legacy 'at stake' MORE, Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamSupreme Court fight should drive Democrats and help Biden Graham to meet with Trump's Supreme Court pick on Tuesday Democratic super PAC launches .5M ad campaign against Graham MORE, Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSupreme Court fight should drive Democrats and help Biden Fears grow of chaotic election Senate GOP set to vote on Trump's Supreme Court pick before election 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. 


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 SandersPresident Trump faces Herculean task in first debate The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by JobsOhio - Trump's tax return bombshell New Biden campaign ad jabs at Trump's reported 0 income tax payments MORE (I-Vt.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Klobuchar3 reasons why Biden is misreading the politics of court packing Social media platforms put muscle into National Voter Registration Day Battle lines drawn on precedent in Supreme Court fight MORE (D-Minn.), have been in the Senate longer than 12 years. 

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTop House Republican calls for probe of source of NYT Trump tax documents Judge's ruling creates fresh hurdle for Trump's TikTok ban Harris says she hasn't 'made a plan one way or another' on meeting Supreme Court nominee 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.