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U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., is serving her third term while also running for her party’s nomination for president. Klobuchar is a former prosecutor known for her support of farmers, children and refugees. She is also hailed as a politician who can successfully reach across the aisle to pass legislation.
Full Court Press spoke to Senator Klobuchar about the impeachment hearings and her thoughts on the process. Said Klobuchar, “We have a president that was calling world leaders… one in China in the middle of trade negotiations, using leverage to tell them to investigate one of his opponents. This is illegal.”
President Donald Trump has repeatedly called for the U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to call a vote on the floor on impeachment proceedings. Klobuchar observes, “I don’t think that Pres. Trump dictates what the impeachment proceeding looks like in the House. That’s up to the House.”
Klobuchar has been a strong supporter of Ukraine and visited there in December 2016 with U.S. Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham. Klobuchar still stands by the nation, “That country needs us. They are a fledgling, fragile democracy and they need American aid, which Pres. Trump and his men understood.”
Sen. Klobuchar qualified for the fourth Democratic presidential debate to be held Oct. 15. She will join 11 of her colleagues at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio. What sets Klobuchar apart from the other candidates? “I’m a president that would put our country first. Not business dealings, not partisan issues and not a political campaign,” she said.