Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, campaigning for president in Iowa, says on his “first day in office” he will back a convention of states to amend the Constitution to enact term limits and a balanced budget.
“As president,” Rubio said during a rally in Iowa, “I will put the weight of the presidency behind a constitutional convention of the states so we can pass term limits on Congress and the Supreme Court and so we can pass a balanced budget amendment.”
Article V of the Constitution allows for a convention of states if 34 states pass an application for one. For an amendment to pass, 38 states must ratify it.
Since 2013, a group called the Convention of States Project has been pushing states to approve a convention to limit “the power and jurisdiction of the federal government.”
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