Amy Klobuchar Wimps Out, Won’t Criticize Elizabeth Warren’s Fake Native American Claim
During town hall appearance on Fox News, Klobuchar evaded answering whether Warren should renounce her claim to be Native American.
Hundreds of Native Americans recently demanded Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) renounce any claim to Native American ancestry and admit that her family lore stories were false.
This led Fox News anchor Bret Baier to ask 2020 Democrat presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar (MN), during her town hall appearance on Fox News, if Warren should do drop those claims.
Did Klobuchar stand up for real Native Americans against Warren? No, Klobuchar wimped out:
BAIER: This week hundreds of Native Americans wrote a letter to Senator Warren saying she should renounce her claims to Native American ancestry. Should she?
KLOBUCHAR: I think that she has explained this issue many times and to me what’s more important is what are we going to do to American for Americans going forward and Native Americans going forward. I actually come from a state with many tribes and I am proud of the work I’ve done with our Native American communities. Our lieutenant governor in the state of Minnesota is the highest-ranking Native American in state office. She is, her name’s Peggy Flanagan. She’s supporting me and we have put together a good plan when it comes to Native American health care and the work that needs to be done for sovereignty and the work that needs to be done economically and I’m just focused on that. If you got in on the debate stage, Brett, I am not picking fights except for the clear difference between me and Senator Sanders and Senator Warren when it comes to policy.
BAIER: You also run on authenticity and you say that you’re an authentic candidate and that’s why I’m just saying you have to differentiate. That’s just not an issue you’re going to go down?
KLOBUCHAR: I would be glad to have a policy debate especially with President Trump who I think is the one who has been throwing around names and calling her names but also in Native American names. I don’t like it. It’s not the kind of president I’m gonna be and I think a new president like myself will bring people together and that’s what we should be doing.
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I keep hearing this old commercial in my head … Wimpy, wimpy, douche bag.
WOW! Amy had her chance and she blew it!
She is so transparent in her political slickness. Does she think we don’t see her lack of an answer and obvious pivot to what SHE wants to discuss? She had her answers at the ready.
Perfectly good answer. Even were she President, what she thinks of the matter is of no consequence whatever. As for the voters, they should care what she says only if she were the one claiming Indian descent . . . which she isn’t.
You also run on authenticity and you say that you’re an authentic candidate and that’s why I’m just saying you have to differentiate.
Dumbass question and absurd implication. Klobuchar’s authenticity has nothing whatever to do with Warren’t lack of same. She answered the question/insinuation with a recitation of her relationship with political Indians, which some voters (not me, I don’t give a flip about Indians) doubtless think important. Very sensible.
“Denunciation culture”—the frantic and entirely futile race to see who can denounce something, no matter how trivial or irrelevant, first—has long struck me as one of the sillier aspects of American public life. If Klobuchar genuinely won’t be sucked into that game, well, good for her. The first genuinely presidential inclination she’s shown so far.
Fox had a town hall event? With Klobuchar? And Brett hosting? I never saw one ad for this, never knew it was scheduled, nothing, nada, zip. Is Amy the only candidate to agree to a Fox town hall? Fill me in folks while I pour another cup of coffee!
At this point, most on that debate stage are gunning for a cabinet job. They know they lost.
Klobachar’s Ayn Rand hair-do just doesn’t help her as much as she expected it would.
Wow, it’s like Warren coached her on what to say.
And FYI, that’s not the kind of coaching you want if you are trying to rise the ranks…just ask Lizzie.
Byron Mallot, a Tlingit, was Lt.Gov. of Alaska from 2014 to 2018. Wouldn’t that make him the highest Native American elected official?
She doesn’t want to ruin her VP opportunities.