March 17, 2014

Collin Peterson Was For Term Limits Before He Was Against Them

Peterson Term Limits

Collin Peterson must be watching re-runs of Lamp Chop’s Sing-Along, Play-Along, because his career in politics is the song that doesn’t end. After 23 years in the House, Peterson just announced his intention to run for a 13th term. But if hypocrisy is the name of the game, Peterson’s the MVP…

In 1995, Peterson voted for several Constitutional Amendments that would have imposed term limits, one of which would have limited Representatives to six years in office. Peterson is now 17 years over that limit. Although the vote failed, he was “firm” in his convictions, saying:

“The term limit issue will be back before Congress in the future, and I will continue to support it.”

Fast forward to January 30, 2004, when, according to a National Journal article, Peterson went so far as to say Republicans had abandoned core issues, like term limits, leaving them with “no credibility.”

Jump to 2009, when Peterson said:

“I’m running for re-election and anyone who knows me knows that what I’m doing now is what I’ve always done.”