Reading of the Constitutionby Representative Louie Gohmert
Posted on 2013-01-15
GOHMERT. Amendment XXII:
``No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than
twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as
President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person
was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President
more than once. But this article shall not apply to any person holding
the office of President when this article was proposed by Congress, and
shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of
President, or acting as President, during the term within which this
article becomes operative from holding the office of President or
acting as President during the remainder of such term.''
``This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been
ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by the legislatures of
three-fourths of the several States within seven years from the date of
its submission to the States by the Congress.''
Mr. GOODLATTE. I yield to the gentleman from Kansas (Mr. Huelskamp).
Mr. HUELSKAMP. Amendment XXIII: Section 1: ``The District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall appoint in such manner as Congress may direct: A number of electors of President and Vice President equal to the whole number of Senators and Representatives in Congress to which the District would be entitled if it were a State, but in no event more than the least populous State; they shall be in addition to those appointed by the States, but they shall be considered, for the purposes of the election of President and Vice President, to be electors appointed by a State; and they shall meet in the District and perform such duties as provided by the 12th article of amendment.'' Section 2: ``The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.'' Mr. GOODLATTE. I yield to the gentleman from Nebraska (Mr. Fortenberry).