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Ed Markey Comes Out Against Term Limits

June 8, 2020

U.S. Senator Ed Markey said he doesn’t support term limits during a debate Monday night.

Markey served 18 full terms in a row in the U.S. House of Representatives, plus part of a term immediately before that, plus part of an additional term before he was elected to the U.S. Senate in a special election. He served in the House from November 1976 through July 2013.

Asked by the debate questioner if he supports term limits, Markey responded:

“I do not. Elections are the term limits.”

Markey debated his Democratic challenger, U.S. Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-Newton), Monday, June 8 at WPRI-TV Channel 12 in Providence, Rhode Island.

Kennedy also said he doesn’t support term limits.