DeSantis ads pop up in Idaho amid presidential dueling with President Trump

by Summer Lane

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Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., has popped up in Idaho recently in ads that are aimed at urging a Convention of States to amend the U.S. Constitution, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

The ad campaign was launched by an organization called U.S. Term Limits, which calls itself “the largest grassroots movement in American history.” Their goal is to stand up against government malpractice and to enact and defend term limits on elected offices at all levels of government by using the power of the ballot box, according to their mission statement.

In the Trumpian-style Idaho ad, DeSantis slammed the idea of an endless congressional career, stating in the video that “term limits are the only way to drain the swamp in Washington.”

DeSantis called for an Article V Term Limits Convention, which would give legislators the power to limit Congress. “You will not only be doing a great thing for the people of Idaho, but you will be doing a great thing for the vast majority of the American people,” DeSantis continued.

According to the Tampa Bay Times, the Constitution has been amended a total of 27 times throughout American history, with each amendment proposal beginning in Congress. A Convention of States would be an unprecedented move from the U.S. to enact term limits.

DeSantis is not the only person who has supported the concept of enacting term limits on elected representatives.

Last week, President Trump stated during remarks at a campaign event in Salem, New Hampshire, that he would “support a Constitutional amendment to impose term limits on members of Congress” as the next president.

DeSantis’s far-reaching ads seem to indicate that he is interested in growing his influence nationally, fueling the fire on rumors that he may announce a 2024 presidential bid in the coming months.

A potential presidential run from DeSantis, President Trump stated last week, would be something he would consider to be “very disloyal.”

“He would not have been governor if it wasn’t for me – and that’s okay,” Trump told reporters onboard Trump Force One.

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