Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar has doubled down on her position that Sen. Bernie Sanders, her self-described Democratic socialist rival, would hurt the party if he becomes the nominee
CNN News, delivered. Select from our newsletters below and enter your email to subscribe.Washington (CNN)Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Sunday doubled down on her position that Sen. Bernie Sanders, her self-described Democratic socialist rival, would hurt the party if he becomes the nominee. "I am not a pundit, but what I do know (is this), I am the only one on the debate stage when asked, 'Do you have a problem with a socialist leading the Democratic ticket?' ... (that said) 'Yes.' And that is despite the fact that Bernie and I are friends, we came in together," the Minnesota senator told CNN's Dana Bash on"State of the Union." "Here in Nevada, as you were just talking about earlier in the show, we don't want to kick 149 million Americans off their current health insurance in four years, which is what Bernie's bill would do," she added."People are much more pragmatic. They want plans and not pipe dreams. I am the candidate that brings that and I think that's why we are surging across the country." The comments from Klobuchar come as she continues to ramp up her attacks on her rivals following a much stronger than expected third-place finish in the New Hampshire primary last week and a strong debate performance earlier this month. When the candidates at the debate were asked if they were concerned about"having a Democratic socialist on the top of the ticket," Klobuchar was the only one to raise her hand, clearly casting doubt on Sanders, who has previously described himself as such.Read More"But I think we are not going to be able to out-divide the divider-in-chief," she said during the debate."I think we need someone to head up this ticket that actually brings people with her, instead of shutting them out."On Sunday, Klobuchar was asked about comments made by Rep. Dean Phillips, a freshman Democrat from a swing district in Minnesota, who told CNN last week that Sanders could have a disastrous impact on down-ticket races for Democrats. Phillips, who supports Klobuchar, said that"there are probably 25-30 seats that absolutely would be impacted directly by having a self-avowed socialist at the top of the ticket." "I'm the one with the track record, as Dean Philips knows ... that brings people with me, that wins in the reddest of red rural areas, as well as suburban areas, that flips the statehouse every single time. I'm the only one on that debate stage that has done it," Klobuchar said, adding:"Of course we need to keep the House." CNN's Manu Raju contributed to this report. Read more: CNN
Wolf (liberal) n Sheep (Moderate) clothing.... not trustworthy. K🇺🇸G! She's correct. But, then again, there's not much of a party left to hurt. Who is she again? Totally not true...let him have the nomination. They stole it last time, will they sell it to Bloomberg this time? BloombergIsARacist Who is the party?
She should probably drop out of the race Hahaha good one amyklobuchar Cant argue with her on that. I hope so! The Democratic party needs a redo! Ridiculous The only good thing John did was lose to obama Intern giving us the greatest president..Trump. We only have Trump for a president because of obama.
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I haven't heard of her , but what does she bring to the party ? Good Say it ain’t so That sounds like Amy. She keeps this up and she should give voters a ride to the polls to vote for Trump. Her ego is an issue. Vote No Bernie He’s not a Democrat 🤬 I rather have Al Franken’s opinion instead of Any Klobuchar’s
The only people hurting the party are Democrats running on GOP talking points and policy. Finally!. Klobuchar is right about something. Sanders is a bad, useless Senator. Would be a disaster as President. Bernie is a fraud and not even a Democrat Socialist. He’s an 80 year old delusional hippie millionaire hypocrite.
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I'll never vote for a Democrat again in a very vary long time. DNC looks more like a criminal organization than anything else today.. Trump will beat any of the Dem candidates. None of them are strong enough to beat him. It’s time to face facts, I don’t like him, but I think it’s inevitable. Only candidates I could see that could possibly beat him are HRC, Michelle Obama or The Rock.
Sorry Amy he’s the one. Lol. K. Join Republican party then amyklobuchar let's see how it goes. Attacking Bernie didnt bode well for Liz & Pete Good. The Democratic Party needs to be wiped clean. He will expose the Democrats for what they are.... Republicans lite. Sanders WILL NEVER be nominated, for sure!
She is right! That’s not what reality says She’s not wrong.
Moderate Democrats: drop out or Bernie Sanders will win nomination - Business InsiderOpinion | Bernie Sanders is going to coast to the nomination unless some of the moderate Democratic candidates wise up and drop out. By MichaelGordonUS of GroupGordon MichaelGordonUS GroupGordon Zero chance. You guys are clueless. It’s either Bloomberg or Trump. Take your pick. MichaelGordonUS GroupGordon Democrats are going to coast to an Election2020 loss unless Bernie Sanders wises up and drops out. Fixed that for you. MichaelGordonUS GroupGordon conlidate? i went out with a candidate who conlidated me i went into a congregation but they didn't get out of my way, but my new gal came forward i consolidated our love in front of a papaya, but my papa saw me a'coming
Amy Klobuchar can't name the Mexican President and she will visit Mexico in the next 100 years. Nice sarahpalin moment.
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Conservative CNN host compares Bernie Sanders' electability to Trump in 2016: 'Bernie is electable''There are parallels between the Never-Trump concerns and the growing concerns of Never-Sanders Democrats,' S.E. Cupp said. 'Conservative CNN host compares Bernie Sanders' electability to Trump' This is not a compliment. Conservative CNN host? LMFAO no such thing! Not a chance !
In interview, Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer can't name Mexico's presidentDemocratic presidential hopefuls Amy Klobuchar and Tom Steyer were stumped when asked during a televised interview in Nevada to name the Mexican president. They could at least guess. I'm going to go with Pablo Escobar. Trump doesn’t even know where Kansas City is so please STFU with this ...immediately googles Mexican President in case someone asks me...