Possible House majority leader wants to repeal 22nd amendment
- I was looking into unsuccessful attempts to amend the
U.S. constitution, and I noticed on Wikipedia that
"Repeal proposed February 2005 by Maryland congressman
Steny Hoyer. The amendment limits the president to two
terms in office."
If you haven't heard of Hoyer, he is currently the
House Minority Whip, Nancy Pelosi's second-in-command.
I've read elsewhere (sorry, I don't have a link) that
if by some chance the Democrats win the House this
November, Pelosi is to be voted Speaker of the House.
The Democrats will need a new Majority Leader and the
two candidates are Steny Hoyer and Jack Murtha (the
guy from Pennsylvania who's recently been talking up a
withdrawl from Iraq). I knew nothing about Hoyer till
this morning when I saw that sentence on Wikipedia. He
proposed repealing the 22nd amendment back in February
2005, and this is confirmed on his website:
I don't know about anyone else, but I certainly
support the 22nd amendment. 8 years is enough for
anyone. I don't know enough about Murtha to be sure
he'd be a good Majority Leader, but I don't like the
idea of Hoyer doing that (not that I have a voice in
the process of course, I'm just whining online to you
all). What do you all think, should presidents be
allowed third terms?