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(Kaz Sasahara for The Washington Post)
(Kaz Sasahara for The Washington Post)
(Kaz Sasahara for The Washington Post)
On July 22, The Washington Post featured an interview with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, one week before the next televised debate. Senator Klobuchar discussed her campaign agenda and laid out her vision for America.
The Washington Post Live's one-on-one interview series The 2020 Candidates features the candidates making their case on key issues and sharing how they hope to set themselves apart from a crowded field in conversation with Washington Post National Political Reporter Robert Costa.
Highlights
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar said she believes the ongoing tensions with Iran could have been avoided if President Trump stayed in the Iranian nuclear agreement. “For so long, one of our major focuses of U.S. foreign policy was to make sure Iran didn’t get a nuclear weapon. That’s why we reached that agreement. It may not have been perfect, but it was something that needed to be done to make sure that we achieved that goal and kept people safe.”
  • Jul 22
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar admonished President Trump’s continued attacks on four freshmen congresswomen and his lack of concern after a crowd of rally goers chanted ‘Send her back!’ about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.). ‘When he stood basking in that chant, ‘send her home,’ he didn’t stop that chant.” Klobuchar added that Trump’s rhetoric not only energizes his base, it serves as a distraction. “He does this to distract people from the issues before us…and we just have to remember every day that it’s a trap.”
  • Jul 22
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar said she believes the 2020 election could be vulnerable to interference, warning that doctored videos and deep fakes are a looming threat to the integrity of our elections and public discourse.
  • Jul 22
Sen. Amy Klobuchar released a list of more than 100 things she would do in her first 100 days as president. When asked what differentiates her 100-day plan from fellow Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s plans, Klobuchar said, ‘“I don’t just have plans. I have deadlines.”
  • Jul 22
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar said the U.S. has to find a way to reduce the cost of health care and pharmaceuticals, but she doesn’t think Medicare-for-all is the answer. “The big ticket item is to have a public option, and you can do it with Medicaid, you can do it with Medicare. And no, I don’t believe that we should kick half of America off of their private insurance in four years, which is exactly, very clearly, what that bill says, the Medicare-for-all bill.”
  • Jul 22
In a lightning round, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar answers questions about the debt limit, the Supreme Court and how she plans to stand out on the second televised Democratic primary debate stage.
  • Jul 22
Full Program
On Monday, July 22, The Washington Post featured an interview with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, one week before the next televised debate.
  • Jul 22
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.)
Democratic Presidential Candidate
U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is the first woman elected to represent the State of Minnesota in the United States Senate. Klobuchar has built a reputation of putting partisanship aside to help strengthen the economy and support families, workers and businesses. Since arriving in the Senate, Senator Klobuchar has worked with Democrats and Republicans to get things done. She led the effort to pass landmark pieces of legislation to end human trafficking and to combat the opioid epidemic. She fought to pass the most significant consumer product safety legislation in a generation, keeping foreign toxic products off our shores and out of our stores, and pushed the cell phone companies to enact more consumer-friendly policies. Additionally, her efforts to protect consumers have resulted in the largest furniture recall in American history as well as millions of defective airbags being taken off the road.
Interviewed by Robert Costa
The Washington Post
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