U.S. Senate candidate Mike Durant signed a U.S. Term Limits Pledge on Wednesday, Jan. 26.
In the document, the republican candidate pledged to cosponsor and vote for U.S. term limits of three House terms and two Senate terms.
“Washington is full of a bunch of corrupt lying politicians who will do anything to live off the public and get rich off us,” said Durant. “The last thing we need is another career politician like Congressman Brooks or Chief of Staff Katie Boyd Britt in the Senate where they will serve until they die or are defeated. They’re cut from the same cloth as the career politician in the White House – politicians who have never held a real job and haven’t had to live in the real world.”
Durant is a 22-year veteran of the US Army, and after retiring, he built an engineering services company, Pinnacle Solutions, in Huntsville with significant government defense contracts.
“We need more political outsiders like myself, President Trump and Coach Tuberville to shake up Washington and change business as usual,” said Durant. “I’m running to serve another tour as the socialist left threatens the values and future of our country. I’ll do my job and come back home – like the founders of our country intended.”
Durant faces a competitive Republican primary field that includes: Jake Schafer, former Business Council President and CEO Katie Boyd Britt, Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL05), and Karla Dupriest.
Britt has signed the same pledge. She has been quoted as saying, “I fully support a term limits amendment to the constitution and would vote for one as Alabama’s next Senator. However, under our current laws, it would only put Alabama at a disadvantage to states like California and New York for our federal elected officials to term limit themselves while other states rack up seniority. I will always put Alabama first and ensure we have the best possible seat at the table.”
The U.S. Term Limits pledge reads:
I, __________, pledge that as a member of Congress I will cosponsor and vote for the U.S. Term Limits Amendment of three (3) House terms and two (2) Senate terms and no longer limit.
Brooks said in Washington he has done more than sign a pledge.
“That’s been my position for years,” said Brooks. “I’ve co-sponsored legislation to do exactly that.”
Brooks said he has co-sponsored Constitutional amendments for anywhere from 12 years for congressmen and 12 years for senators, to six years for congressmen and 12 years for senators.
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