Kentucky Gov. Inadvertently Calls For McConnell To Be Voted Out Of Congress
During a recent interview, Republican Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin unintentionally made a compelling case for why Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell should be booted out of Congress.
Bevin, who earlier this year endorsed Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) for a seventh six-year term, has been a proponent of term limits for years and has called McConnell a “career politician who can’t defend his big government and big spending record.”
In a radio interview last week on WKCT’s “The Morning Show,” Bevin argued that remaining in public office for too long led officials to become inefficient at their jobs.
“Sometimes, the longer you stay in something — disconnected from another something — the less you understand it, the less you’re able to interface with it, the less you’re able to effectively help it,” Bevin observed.
“And I’m a big believer in term limits — I just am — at any level,” he continued. “I think it’s important for us to be citizen-legislators as our founders intended, for us to serve for finite periods of time.”
He added, “Is it to say that someone can’t serve a long time and do a good job? Of course not. But I think there’s something to be said for fresh turnover of ideas, of energy, of commitment. A sense of urgency that comes by not being worrying about just getting re-elected, but being worried about getting things done. I think it’s healthy, I think it’s good for America when we see that.”
A strong belief in the importance of term limits, however, has not stopped Bevin from endorsing long-serving incumbents like McConnell, who is running for re-election in 2020.
Listen to the interview below via American Bridge 21st Century.
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