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Amy Klobuchar

Amy
Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar is Minnesota’s senior Senator. She was elected in 2006, becoming the first woman ever elected Senator in the state. She also had arguably the most extreme campaign launch of any 2020 candidate -- outside. On an island. In a Minnesota blizzard. Prior to braving blizzards and serving in the natural disaster known as the Senate, Klobuchar was elected as the attorney for Minnesota's Hennepin County, and was a partner at two Minneapolis law firms. She graduated from Yale (where her Wikipedia page claims she was on an improv team, but when Jon Lovett asked her about it, she said it was a lie, and honestly not being on an improv team is a pretty great qualification), and went to law school at the University of Chicago. Learn more about Senator Klobuchar below:

Why are you running

“You’ve got the most diverse and interesting generation that we’ve ever seen and I’m proud to say my daughter’s part of that generation, and we want to be able to give them their place at the table instead of going backwards to another century.”

— Amy Klobuchar

Top Priorities

Health Care

Implement universal health care, bring down the prices of prescription drugs, and enable strong mental health care.

Climate Change

Address climate issues such as renewable power rules and investment in clean-energy infrastructure.

Infrastructure

Improve America’s infrastructure with a trillion-dollar investment.

Tweeter in Chief

Pod Save America

2020: Amy Klobuchar on winning the Midwest and working with Republicans

Timestamps

[00:02:36] – Why she decided to run

[00:05:00] – On being uniquely qualified to be president

[00:07:59] – Her thoughts on Minnesota’s Democratic/Republic leanings

[00:09:25] – On the most pressing issues: healthcare, climate change, gun legislation

[00:11:30] – Mental health legislation

[00:14:04] – Balancing legislation and the national deficit/debt

[00:16:57] – On climate change and paying for it

[00:19:19] – Robert Mueller and the Mueller report

[00:22:12] – Explaining the Trump Administration’s interference with the Mueller report

[00:23:29] – On Trump’s possible obstruction of justice

[00:25:06] – Discussion of impeachment

[00:29:58] – On her first actions as president

[00:32:40] – Opinions on the legislative filibuster

[00:35:13] – On working with Sen. McConnell as president

[00:38:52] – Using humor to take a stand

[00:40:55] – The appropriate response to the blocking of Merrick Garland confirmation

[00:42:15] – Court reform

[00:43:38] – The balance between addressing Trump and talking about her own policies

[00:45:30] – On the expectations placed on female candidates

On winning the midwest

On prioritizing mental health

On using the filibuster as leverage

Queen for a Day with Amy Klobuchar

Timestamps

[00:01:46] – Why she decided to run

[00:04:11] – On being uniquely qualified to be president

[00:07:09] – Her thoughts on Minnesota’s Democratic/Republic leanings

[00:09:35] – On the most pressing issues: healthcare, climate change, gun legislation

[00:10:37] – Mental health legislation

[00:13:15] – Balancing legislation and the national deficit/debt

[00:16:07] – On climate change and paying for it

[00:18:30] – Robert Mueller and the Mueller report

[00:21:20] – Explaining the Trump Administration’s interference with the Mueller report

[00:23:03] – On Trump’s possible obstruction of justice

[00:24:18] – Discussion of impeachment

[00:26:14] – On her first actions as president

[00:28:57] – Opinions on the legislative filibuster

[00:31:29] – On working with Sen. McConnell as president

[00:35:08] – Using humor to take a stand

[00:37:11] – The appropriate response to the blocking of Merrick Garland confirmation

[00:38:31] – Court reform

[00:39:58] – The balance between addressing Trump and talking about her own policies

[00:41:49] – On the expectations placed on female candidates

His name is Mitch McConnell, and he sucks.

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