Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) withdrew from consideration to run as presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s vice president.

Biden promised to pick a female running mate, but Klobuchar wants him to pick a “woman of color.”

From The New York Times:

“I truly believe, as I told the vice president last night, that I believe that this is a moment to put a woman of color on that ticket.”

From Fox News:

“After what I’ve seen in my state and what I’ve seen across the country, this is a historic moment and America must seize on this moment,” she said. “There are so many incredibly qualified women. But if you want to heal this nation right now — my party, yes, but our nation — this sure is a hell of a way to do it. And that’s just what I think after being through this in my state.”

However, Klobuchar received a lot of criticism after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

As a prosecutor, “Klobuchar declined to bring charges against multiple police officers who were involved in shootings during her seven-year tenure,” including Dennis Chavin, the ex-officer accused of killing of Floyd.

Klobuchar sent the cases to grand juries, which “experts say favors police officers.”

Klobuchar admitted “that was wrong now” and “it would have been much better if I took the responsibility and looked at the cases and made the decision myself.”

 

 
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