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MSNBC 3 Feb 2020

Amy Klobuchar: I'm Sickened By What My GOP Colleagues Have Said

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2020 Democratic candidate, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., discusses her standing in Iowa, why she says there's no scenario where her campaign doesn't move onto New Hampshire and why she wants to bring decency back. Sen. Klobuchar also discusses impeachment. Aired on 02/03/20.


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OF THE ELECTION. BRING IN WASHINGTON ANCHOR FROM
BRING IN WASHINGTON ANCHOR FROM BBC NEWS AMERICA KATTY KAY AND
BBC NEWS AMERICA KATTY KAY AND AMY KLOBUCHAR OF MINNESOTA.
AMY KLOBUCHAR OF MINNESOTA. SO FIRST, LET’S BEGIN WITH YOU,
SO FIRST, LET’S BEGIN WITH YOU, SENATOR.
SENATOR. WHAT’S YOUR REACTION TO THOSE
WHAT’S YOUR REACTION TO THOSE REPUBLICANS WHO ARE NOW COMING
REPUBLICANS WHO ARE NOW COMING OUT SAYING WHAT THE PRESIDENT
OUT SAYING WHAT THE PRESIDENT DID WAS WRONG BUT IS NOT
DID WAS WRONG BUT IS NOT REMOVABLE?
REMOVABLE? >> WELL, FIRST OF ALL, I WISH I
>> WELL, FIRST OF ALL, I WISH I WAS SITTING THERE RIGHT NOW WITH
WAS SITTING THERE RIGHT NOW WITH YOU IN IOWA, JOE, WHERE I WAS
YOU IN IOWA, JOE, WHERE I WAS YESTERDAY AND I’M COMING BACK
YESTERDAY AND I’M COMING BACK TODAY.
TODAY. I THINK YOU SEE WE ARE DOING
I THINK YOU SEE WE ARE DOING INCREDIBLY WELL THERE AND
INCREDIBLY WELL THERE AND SURGING RIGHT AT THE END BUT I
SURGING RIGHT AT THE END BUT I FELT IT’S MY CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY
FELT IT’S MY CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY TO COME BACK AND I BELIEVE THE
TO COME BACK AND I BELIEVE THE PEOPLE OF IOWA UNDERSTAND WE’RE
PEOPLE OF IOWA UNDERSTAND WE’RE HAVING THE CLOSING ARGUMENTS AND
HAVING THE CLOSING ARGUMENTS AND I AM SICKENED BY WHAT MY
I AM SICKENED BY WHAT MY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES HAVE BEEN
REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES HAVE BEEN SAYING.
SAYING. I THINK THIS IS A SEARCH FOR THE
I THINK THIS IS A SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH.
TRUTH. REGARDLESS HOW THEY VOTED AND
REGARDLESS HOW THEY VOTED AND WILL VOTE ON IMPEACHMENT, I
WILL VOTE ON IMPEACHMENT, I THINK ONE OF THE MOST KRIT ACHEC
THINK ONE OF THE MOST KRIT ACHEC VOTE ON WITNESSES’S THEY DIDN’T
VOTE ON WITNESSES’S THEY DIDN’T WANT TO HEAR THE TRUTH.
WANT TO HEAR THE TRUTH. THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT JOHN
THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT JOHN BOLTON WAS GOING TO SAY, PUT IT
BOLTON WAS GOING TO SAY, PUT IT IN HIS MANUSCRIPT OUT THERE ARE
IN HIS MANUSCRIPT OUT THERE ARE FOR PEOPLE TO SEE AND I DON’T
FOR PEOPLE TO SEE AND I DON’T THINK THE TRUTH IS COMING OUT IN
THINK THE TRUTH IS COMING OUT IN FIVE YEARS BUT IN FIVE DAYS IN
FIVE YEARS BUT IN FIVE DAYS IN FIVE WEEKS AND THIS IS GOING TO
FIVE WEEKS AND THIS IS GOING TO BE ON THEIR SHOULDERS.
BE ON THEIR SHOULDERS. >> KATTY KAY, SEEMS THAT, KATTY
>> KATTY KAY, SEEMS THAT, KATTY KAY WILL HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU
KAY WILL HAVE A QUESTION FOR YOU IN A SECOND, SENATOR, BUT KATTY,
IN A SECOND, SENATOR, BUT KATTY, SEEMS THAT THE REPUBLICANS COULD
SEEMS THAT THE REPUBLICANS COULD HAVE DONE THIS IN THE VERY
HAVE DONE THIS IN THE VERY BEGINNING.
BEGINNING. EVEN IN THE HOUSE, AND SAVED
EVEN IN THE HOUSE, AND SAVED THEMSELVES A LOT OF HUMILIATION
THEMSELVES A LOT OF HUMILIATION SAYING, YES WHAT HE DID WAS
SAYING, YES WHAT HE DID WAS WRONG.
WRONG. NOW LET’S HAVE A RATIONAL DEBATE
NOW LET’S HAVE A RATIONAL DEBATE ON WHETHER IT JUSTIFIES REMOVAL
ON WHETHER IT JUSTIFIES REMOVAL OF A PRESIDENT FROM OFFICE.
OF A PRESIDENT FROM OFFICE. WOULD HAVE BEEN ON MUCH FIRMER
WOULD HAVE BEEN ON MUCH FIRMER GROUND.
GROUND. BUT THESE REPUBLICANS WHO WERE
BUT THESE REPUBLICANS WHO WERE SAYING IT, LAMAR ZANDALEXANDER S
SAYING IT, LAMAR ZANDALEXANDER S IN PARTICULAR, WHAT HE DID WAS
IN PARTICULAR, WHAT HE DID WAS INAPPROPRIATE BUT WE DON’T WANT
INAPPROPRIATE BUT WE DON’T WANT TO HEAR THE ENTIRE STORY.
TO HEAR THE ENTIRE STORY. SO JOE BIDEN CAN’T TESTIFY.
SO JOE BIDEN CAN’T TESTIFY. >> I MEAN, THIS WHOLE SHIFT IN
>> I MEAN, THIS WHOLE SHIFT IN THE REPUBLICAN ARGUMENT.
THE REPUBLICAN ARGUMENT. INITIALLY STARTING WITH, HE
INITIALLY STARTING WITH, HE DIDN’T DO IT.
DIDN’T DO IT. I THINK THAT’S THE PROBLEM.
I THINK THAT’S THE PROBLEM. STARTED SAYING HE DIDN’T DO IT.
STARTED SAYING HE DIDN’T DO IT. OF COURSE, IF HE HAD IT WOULDN’T
OF COURSE, IF HE HAD IT WOULDN’T BE GOOD.
BE GOOD. WE WOULDN’T LIKE THAT.
WE WOULDN’T LIKE THAT. OH, YEAH, HE DID DO IT -- SEEN
OH, YEAH, HE DID DO IT -- SEEN IT CONTINUOUSLY THROUGH THE
IT CONTINUOUSLY THROUGH THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY AND TRUMP
TRUMP PRESIDENCY AND TRUMP ELECTION CAMPAIGN’S IN 2016.
ELECTION CAMPAIGN’S IN 2016. THE GOAL POST SHIFTS
THE GOAL POST SHIFTS DRAMATICALLY WHEN MEMBERS OF HIS
DRAMATICALLY WHEN MEMBERS OF HIS PARTY HAVE TO REALIZE WHAT
PARTY HAVE TO REALIZE WHAT THEY’RE ACTUALLY DEALING WITH.
THEY’RE ACTUALLY DEALING WITH. >> AND MORE DRAMATICALLY THAN
>> AND MORE DRAMATICALLY THAN LINDSEY GRAHAM, CHAIRMAN OF THE
LINDSEY GRAHAM, CHAIRMAN OF THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WHO SAID IF
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE WHO SAID IF THERE WAS A QUID PRO QUO, THEN
THERE WAS A QUID PRO QUO, THEN I’M GOING TO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH
I’M GOING TO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH THAT.
THAT. LINDSEY FOUND OUT THERE WAS.
LINDSEY FOUND OUT THERE WAS. EVERYBODY ADMITTING IT IN THE
EVERYBODY ADMITTING IT IN THE SENATE BUT SAYS, INSTEAD CALL IT
SENATE BUT SAYS, INSTEAD CALL IT IS A "LYNCHING."
IS A "LYNCHING." >> IN A WAY, PERHAPS THE MOST
>> IN A WAY, PERHAPS THE MOST SURPRISING OR HYPOCRITEICALEICAL
SURPRISING OR HYPOCRITEICALEICAL JONI ERNST TALKING ABOUT THE
JONI ERNST TALKING ABOUT THE CORRUPTION ISSUE WHEN IT COMES
CORRUPTION ISSUE WHEN IT COMES TO PRESIDENT TRUMP.
TO PRESIDENT TRUMP. THE PRESIDENT THAT SUGGESTED WE
THE PRESIDENT THAT SUGGESTED WE SHOULD OVERTURN AMERICAN
SHOULD OVERTURN AMERICAN COMPANIES NOT BEING ABLE TO GIVE
COMPANIES NOT BEING ABLE TO GIVE BRIBES ABROAD.
BRIBES ABROAD. DONALD TRUMP KNOWN FOR
DONALD TRUMP KNOWN FOR CORRUPTION IN HIS BUSINESS
CORRUPTION IN HIS BUSINESS DEALINGS AND SUPPOSEDLY IN HIS
DEALINGS AND SUPPOSEDLY IN HIS PRESIDENCY, TOO.
PRESIDENCY, TOO. YET HOLDS CORRUPTION VERY
YET HOLDS CORRUPTION VERY IMPORTANT.
IMPORTANT. >> WAY TO MAKE THEM SQUEAL.
>> WAY TO MAKE THEM SQUEAL. >> AND SENATOR ERNST RAN OUT TO
>> AND SENATOR ERNST RAN OUT TO CAMERASANCE KASIE ROH SKNOWS, HO
CAMERASANCE KASIE ROH SKNOWS, HO WILL THIS PLAY OUT IN IOWA?
WILL THIS PLAY OUT IN IOWA? GIVING AWAY THE POLITICAL GAME.
GIVING AWAY THE POLITICAL GAME. SENATOR KLOBUCHAR, CURIOUS TO
SENATOR KLOBUCHAR, CURIOUS TO KNOW, AS YOU LISTEN TO CLOSING
KNOW, AS YOU LISTEN TO CLOSING ARGUMENTS AND THE FULL
ARGUMENTS AND THE FULL IMPEACHMENT ON WEDNESDAY, THE
IMPEACHMENT ON WEDNESDAY, THE ACQUITTAL, HAVE REPUBLICANS
ACQUITTAL, HAVE REPUBLICANS EXPRESSED PRIVATELY HAVING TO
EXPRESSED PRIVATELY HAVING TO HOLD THEIR NOSE THROUGH THE VOTE
HOLD THEIR NOSE THROUGH THE VOTE AND ACKNOWLEDGE WHAT THEY’RE
AND ACKNOWLEDGE WHAT THEY’RE DOING IS DIFFICULT AND PERHAPS
DOING IS DIFFICULT AND PERHAPS WRONG?
WRONG? AND IF SO, WHY ARE THEY DOING
AND IF SO, WHY ARE THEY DOING IT?
IT? SORT OF THE EXISTENTIAL QUESTION
SORT OF THE EXISTENTIAL QUESTION OF OUR TIME.
OF OUR TIME. WHAT ARE REPUBLICANS SCARED OF?
WHAT ARE REPUBLICANS SCARED OF? >> YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT THEY
>> YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT THEY ARE SCARED OF DONALD TRUMP.
ARE SCARED OF DONALD TRUMP. THEY ARE SCARED OF SOME PARTS OF
THEY ARE SCARED OF SOME PARTS OF THEIR DAYS, BUT WHAT I THINK
THEIR DAYS, BUT WHAT I THINK THEY ARE MISSING AND I WANT TO
THEY ARE MISSING AND I WANT TO GET BACK TO IOWA, BECAUSE EXCEPT
GET BACK TO IOWA, BECAUSE EXCEPT FOR MY CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY I
FOR MY CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY I WOULD BE SITTING THERE, RIGHT
WOULD BE SITTING THERE, RIGHT THERE WITH YOU RIGHT NOW, WHAT I
THERE WITH YOU RIGHT NOW, WHAT I SEE AT OUR EVENTS ARE MORE AND
SEE AT OUR EVENTS ARE MORE AND MORE PEOPLE COMING UP SAYING, I
MORE PEOPLE COMING UP SAYING, I HAVE BEEN A REPUBLICAN MY WHOLE
HAVE BEEN A REPUBLICAN MY WHOLE LIFE.
LIFE. I’M CHANGING PARTIES.
I’M CHANGING PARTIES. I’M CAUCUSING FOR YOU.
I’M CAUCUSING FOR YOU. I JUST HAD THE MAYOR, THE
I JUST HAD THE MAYOR, THE REPUBLICAN MAYOR OF INDIANOLA,
REPUBLICAN MAYOR OF INDIANOLA, IOWA, SWITCH PARTIES TO CAUCUS
IOWA, SWITCH PARTIES TO CAUCUS FOR ME.
FOR ME. I HAVE TWO FORMER REPUBLICAN
I HAVE TWO FORMER REPUBLICAN LEGISLATORS FROM THE STATE OF
LEGISLATORS FROM THE STATE OF IOWA WHO ARE CAUCUSING FOR ME.
IOWA WHO ARE CAUCUSING FOR ME. ANDY McKEAN, A REPUBLICAN
ANDY McKEAN, A REPUBLICAN LEGISLATOR HIS WHOLE TIME IS
LEGISLATOR HIS WHOLE TIME IS STILL IN THE LEGISLATURE, HAS
STILL IN THE LEGISLATURE, HAS ENDORSED ME, BECAUSE HE CHANGED
ENDORSED ME, BECAUSE HE CHANGED PARTIES BACK IN THE SPRING.
PARTIES BACK IN THE SPRING. THIS IS NOT JUST ONE STATE.
THIS IS NOT JUST ONE STATE. YOU’RE SEEING WHAT HAPPENED IN
YOU’RE SEEING WHAT HAPPENED IN THE WINNING RACE IN KENTUCKY,
THE WINNING RACE IN KENTUCKY, AND WHAT JUST HAPPENED IN
AND WHAT JUST HAPPENED IN LOUISIANA, WHERE WE RE-ELECTED A
LOUISIANA, WHERE WE RE-ELECTED A DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR.
DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR. THIS IS A DECENCY CHECK A
THIS IS A DECENCY CHECK A PATRIOTISM CHECK.
PATRIOTISM CHECK. WHILE MY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES
WHILE MY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES MAY BE AFRAID OF THEIR BASE,
MAY BE AFRAID OF THEIR BASE, THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE RIGHT
THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE RIGHT NOW IN THE STATES THAT HAVE HAD
NOW IN THE STATES THAT HAVE HAD IT.
IT. THEY MAY NOT AGREE WITH
THEY MAY NOT AGREE WITH EVERYTHING THAT’S SAID ON THE
EVERYTHING THAT’S SAID ON THE DEMOCRATIC DEBATE STAGE.
DEMOCRATIC DEBATE STAGE. I DON’T AGREE WITH EVERYTHING
I DON’T AGREE WITH EVERYTHING THAT’S SAID ON THAT DEBATE
THAT’S SAID ON THAT DEBATE STAGE, BUT WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING
STAGE, BUT WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR IS A CANDIDATE WHO’S GOING
FOR IS A CANDIDATE WHO’S GOING TO UNITE THE COUNTRY AND BRING
TO UNITE THE COUNTRY AND BRING DECENCY BACK.
DECENCY BACK. AND THAT IS MY PITCH FROM THE
AND THAT IS MY PITCH FROM THE VERY BEGINNING WHEN I ANNOUNCED
VERY BEGINNING WHEN I ANNOUNCED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BLIRCHDZZAR
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BLIRCHDZZAR AND A LOT OF HE’LL DIDN’T THINK
AND A LOT OF HE’LL DIDN’T THINK I WOULD GET THROUGH THAT
I WOULD GET THROUGH THAT BLIZZARD, AND LITERALLY I’M A
BLIZZARD, AND LITERALLY I’M A FEW POINTS BEHIND SOME OF THE
FEW POINTS BEHIND SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT YOU DEVOTE A LOT OF
PEOPLE THAT YOU DEVOTE A LOT OF AIR TIME TO ON YOUR SHOW AND
AIR TIME TO ON YOUR SHOW AND LAST WEEK WAS AHEAD OF A FEW OF
LAST WEEK WAS AHEAD OF A FEW OF THEM.
THEM. I THINK YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING AT
I THINK YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING AT OUR CAMPAIGN TONIGHT IF YOU WANT
OUR CAMPAIGN TONIGHT IF YOU WANT TO SEE A SURGEONS -- SURGE AND
TO SEE A SURGEONS -- SURGE AND WE’RE HEADED TO NEW HAMPSHIRE
WE’RE HEADED TO NEW HAMPSHIRE TONIGHT.
TONIGHT. >> WERE SAYING, JONATHAN LEMIRE
>> WERE SAYING, JONATHAN LEMIRE OFF-CAMERA, WHO HAS A QUESTION
OFF-CAMERA, WHO HAS A QUESTION NOW.
NOW. >> SENATOR, YOU WISHED YOU COULD
>> SENATOR, YOU WISHED YOU COULD BE HERE IN IOWA.
BE HERE IN IOWA. TALK TO YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO SEE
TALK TO YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO SEE TONIGHT FROM YOUR CAMPAIGN.
TONIGHT FROM YOUR CAMPAIGN. YOU SAY YOU HAVE MOMENTUM, SORT
YOU SAY YOU HAVE MOMENTUM, SORT OF THE INSURGENT CANDIDATE.
OF THE INSURGENT CANDIDATE. WHAT PLACE DO YOU NEED TO SEE TO
WHAT PLACE DO YOU NEED TO SEE TO MAKE YOURSELF DO WELL IN IOWA?
MAKE YOURSELF DO WELL IN IOWA? IS THERE A SCENARIO YOU DO NOT
IS THERE A SCENARIO YOU DO NOT GO ON TO NEW HAMPSHIRE AND
GO ON TO NEW HAMPSHIRE AND BEYOND?
BEYOND? >> THERE’S NO SCENARIO I DON’T
>> THERE’S NO SCENARIO I DON’T GO ON.
GO ON. JUST ENDORSED BY EVERY NEWSPAPER
JUST ENDORSED BY EVERY NEWSPAPER INCLUDING UNION LEADER AND
INCLUDING UNION LEADER AND CANDIDATES THAT ENDORSE ME.
CANDIDATES THAT ENDORSE ME. WE HAVE HALF OF THE TOP
WE HAVE HALF OF THE TOP LEADERSHIP IN THE HOUSE IN NEW
LEADERSHIP IN THE HOUSE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE THAT HAVE ENDORSED ME.
HAMPSHIRE THAT HAVE ENDORSED ME. WE HAVE AN INCREDIBLE OPERATION
WE HAVE AN INCREDIBLE OPERATION AND WE’RE LEAVING ON THE PLANE
AND WE’RE LEAVING ON THE PLANE LATE TONIGHT GOING TO NEW
LATE TONIGHT GOING TO NEW HAMPSHIRE BUT I THINK I WILL DO
HAMPSHIRE BUT I THINK I WILL DO WELL IN IOWA.
WELL IN IOWA. I DON’T PUT NUMBERS ON IT.
I DON’T PUT NUMBERS ON IT. YOU GUYS CAN BE THE PUNDITS, THE
YOU GUYS CAN BE THE PUNDITS, THE FACT WE’RE IN THE TOP FIVE WHEN
FACT WE’RE IN THE TOP FIVE WHEN WE’VE HAD 25 CANDIDATES AND I AM
WE’VE HAD 25 CANDIDATES AND I AM THE ONE THAT HAS BEEN ABLE TO
THE ONE THAT HAS BEEN ABLE TO KEEP GOING AND BUILD THE SURGE,
KEEP GOING AND BUILD THE SURGE, PUNCHING ABOVE MY WEIGHT WHEN
PUNCHING ABOVE MY WEIGHT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE FINANCES OF SO
YOU LOOK AT THE FINANCES OF SO MANY OF MY OTHER OPPONENTS, I’D
MANY OF MY OTHER OPPONENTS, I’D SAY WE’VE GOT A GOOD STORY
SAY WE’VE GOT A GOOD STORY ALREADY.
ALREADY. >> YOU KNOW, OUR BRAZEN PUNDIT
>> YOU KNOW, OUR BRAZEN PUNDIT PREDICTION FOR TONIGHT, SENATOR,
PREDICTION FOR TONIGHT, SENATOR, WE HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO CLUE WHAT
WE HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO CLUE WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN.
IS GOING TO HAPPEN. SO GOOD LUCK TONIGHT, THANK YOU,
SO GOOD LUCK TONIGHT, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, IOWA!
THANK YOU, IOWA! >> SHE’S MENTIONED IT ENOUGH.
>> SHE’S MENTIONED IT ENOUGH. IF NOT FOR HER CONSTITUTIONAL

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