Tag Archives: Amy Klobuchar

Peter Schweizer to Mark Levin: ‘Profiles in Corruption’ Is About Whether the Bidens ‘Are Above the Law’

Peter Schweizer told Mark Levin that this latest book is about whether Joe Biden and the Biden family are “above the law.”

Klobuchar Pledges to Fire Betsy DeVos in First 100 Days

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) in a new ad released Wednesday pledged to fire Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos within her first 100 days as president—a likely unnecessary move given that DeVos would depart with sitting president Donald Trump.

Klobuchar lists various progressive policy wishes in the 30-second spot now airing in Iowa, sandwiching a promise to dismiss DeVos between expanding Veterans Affairs benefits and addressing mental health and addiction.

Klobuchar’s campaign did not respond to a request for comment as to why firing DeVos would be necessary, or as to whether Klobuchar would consider keeping any Trump cabinet members, as when President Barack Obama kept on Secretary of Defense Robert Gates from the Bush administration.

Klobuchar’s odd promise recalls failed 2020 hopeful, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D., Calif.), who told the New York Times he would fire Trump adviser Jared Kushner on his first day in office.

DeVos has been a popular punching bag on the left since her nomination as education secretary. Selected by Trump in 2017, she immediately came under fire from teachers’ unions and progressives, due in large part to her advocacy for charter schools.

All 48 Senate Democrats and independents eventually voted against DeVos in one of the most bitter confirmation fights of the Trump era. Vice President Mike Pence cast the tie-breaking vote to confirm her after Republican Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) also voted against her.

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar Campaign Held Afloat by Family, Supporters During Impeachment Trial

Democrat presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) has arrived in Washington, DC, to begin Senate work on the impeachment of President Donald Trump as her campaign is held up by her family and supporters.

Schweizer: Warren, Klobuchar Have ‘Cashed in’ from Corruption

Author Peter Schweizer on Tuesday’s “Fox & Friends” discussed his new book, Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America’s Progressive Elite, which offers a look into some of the shady dealings of the United States’ political leaders.

New York Times Endorses Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren for President

The New York Times announced Sunday evening that it had endorsed Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in a rare dual endorsement for the Democratic Party 2020 presidential nomination.

Exclusive — Iowa Poll: Biden in Free Fall Since Last Debate Before Caucuses

A poll of Iowa Democrats shows Biden in a free fall since the last debate before the upcoming caucuses, losing ground significantly from the day of the debate to three days afterward.

New Hampshire Lawmaker Switches Endorsement from Warren to Klobuchar over Electability

New Hampshire state lawmaker Rep. Michael Pedersen switched his endorsement from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) after a contentious political week in the Democrat 2020 race, NBC News reported on Thursday.

Poll: Bernie Sanders Holds Solid Lead in New Hampshire

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is holding the lead in New Hampshire less than a month ahead of the state’s February 11 primary, according to a 7 News/Emerson College Poll released Thursday.

N.H. State Rep Flees Warren for Klobuchar

A New Hampshire state lawmaker said he is switching his presidential endorsement from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) to Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) over electability concerns.

State representative Michael Pedersen (D.) credited Klobuchar with a “proven track record of winning in Trump country” and said Warren’s electoral victories have only been in the “liberal northeast.”

“I like both candidates a lot and am friends with staff on both teams, however, I think that Sen. Klobuchar is more electable across the country than Sen. Warren,” Pederson told NBC News. “She has a proven track record of winning in Trump country. And Sen. Warren has a proven track record of winning in liberal northeast.”

He also said this week’s debate cemented his change of heart. He saw Warren’s feud with Sanders as an indication that the two don’t “appeal widely across the nation as Sen. Klobuchar.”

After the conclusion of the debate, Warren accused Sanders of calling her a liar on national television. Earlier this week, Warren claimed Sanders told her in a 2018 meeting that he did not believe a woman could win the presidency. Sanders denied making the claim, while Warren stuck to her account during the debate.

Warren is also losing ground to Sanders and former vice president Joe Biden in New Hampshire. The latest polling shows Biden in first place with 26 percent of the vote, followed by Sanders with 22 percent and Warren with 18 percent. The same poll showed Warren in the lead last October with 25 percent of the vote.

Another January poll, from Monmouth University, showed former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg leading the New Hampshire primary with 20 percent, while Warren sits in fourth with 15 percent. Klobuchar came in fifth with 6 percent.

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Democrat Debate: Candidates Vow to End America’s Energy Renaissance 

The six candidates at the Democrat debate on Tuesday vowed to put an end to America’s energy prosperity by ending production of oil and gas.

Marsha Blackburn Calls for Recusal of Democrat Presidential Candidates from Impeachment Process

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) called for the recusal of four Democrat presidential candidates from the impeachment process against President Donald Trump on Wednesday after Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed the articles.

Watch: Pete Buttigieg Runs away from Reporters’ Questions in Spin Room

DES MOINES — Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg ran away from reporters’ questions in the spin room after the Democrat debate — again.

CNN Fails to Ask a Single Immigration Question During Democrat Debate

Moderators with CNN and the Des Moines Register failed to ask a single immigration-related question during the 2020 Democrat debate on Tuesday evening.