WATERLOO — As a timer sounded indicating her two minutes of speaking time were up, state Sen. Liz Mathis — running for the U.S. House of Representatives — tried to wrap up her speech at the Black Hawk County Democratic caucus Feb. 7.
“I decided to run when I saw that (U.S. Rep.) Ashley Hinson was taking some bad votes,” she told the crowd. She specified votes against the Jan. 6 committee, the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, the Violence Against Women’s Act, COVID recovery and the infrastructure bill.
“Who would vote no? She did,” Mathis said. “And we’re gonna hold her accountable for that.”
“That’s why we want you, Liz!” someone in the crowd yelled, eliciting cheers and prompting Mathis to speak for an additional two minutes.