As President of the United States I support repealing the17th Amendment. The 17th Amendment took us from being a Republic to a democracy.
A number of Republican politicians and are calling for repeal of the 17th Amendment. Ratified in 1913, it gave voters the power to elect U.S. senators directly.
Before that, senators were generally selected by state legislatures. Returning that authority to the states would give them much more sway in Washington, restoring their role as a check on federal expansion, repeal supporters say.