WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Tom Rice, R-SC, co-sponsored a bill on Wednesday for a constitutional amendment establishing term limits for congressmen and senators, according to a press release from the congressman’s office.

The proposal would limit congressmen to three terms and senators to two.

“Our government was created by people who were public servants, not career politicians,” Rice in the release.

Rice went on to say today’s politicians should follow the lead of George Washington, who limited himself to two terms as president and set the precedent for presidents who followed, excluding FDR.

“It was our founding fathers’ intention that public servants would willingly put aside their careers, serve their country during a time of need, and return to private life,” Rice said.

The release cited a poll conducted by the research company Gallup in January that said 75-percent of American adults polled said they favored imposing term limits on federal lawmakers.

That poll noted the results were similar to two polls conducted in 1994 and 1996 where roughly two-thirds of those polled said they favored term limits.

Rice’s co-sponsors on the bill are Rep. Matt Salmon, R-AZ, Rep. David Schweikert, R-AZ, Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-FL, Rep. Jim Bridenstine, R-OK, and Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-NC.

Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 5:53 pm | Updated: 6:06 pm, Wed Apr 24, 2013. By John Sweeney Pee Dee Politics.