During Monday night’s First Congressional District debate, Republican Ashley Hinson expressed support for adding term limits to the United States Constitution while Congresswoman Abby Finkenauer refused the idea.
“I would absolutely support term limits in Congress,” Hinson said. “What that number needs to be I think is a discussion for Congress and the Senate to have. But absolutely, we have people who are becoming career politicians and forget what it’s like to serve Iowans.”
Hinson said she would self-impose term limits, but doesn’t know what the limit needs to be.
Finkenauer said there shouldn’t be anything under the Constitution to impose term limits.
“I think it is a discussion we should be having in our country, especially as we see the different experience of Congress,” Finkenauer said. “I think it is important to have new voices. And to be able to have new ideas in both the Democratic and the Republican Party as well. But at the same time, I think that experience is also important.”
Finkenauer said she’ll serve as long as she feels she is adding something.