Even some Congresspersons have argued in favor of term limits. Wisconsin Rep. Mike Gallagher, along with other members of Congress, pledged his support for a Constitutional amendment that would establish term limits.
"Year after year, unfulfilled promises to 'fix the system' pile up with few results. Rather than draining the swamp, the swamp simply grows deeper and more insidious... Citizens from both parties are fed up with politics as usual."
But others have argued that term limits would actually make things worse in Congress. The Hill would lose experienced, skillful politicians to self-serving lobbyists.
"There is a perennial myth that the problem with Washington is that the longer people spend there, the more corrupt they become... [but] the political science literature here is pretty unequivocal. Term limits are the surest way to weaken the legislative branch and empower the executive branch. Term limits are also a great way to empower special interests and lobbyists."
Furthermore, term limits would require Congress to pass a Constitutional amendment... and the likelihood of Congress coming together on anything, especially in the current political climate, is grim.
"Changing the Constitution requires one of the hardest things to do in politics. It requires an agreement by a two-thirds supermajority of Congress and then to be ratified by three-fourths of states, or 38 out of 50. Only 27 proposals out of countless ideas in our country's 240-year history have climbed that steep hill."