Amy Klobuchar Says Sanders Is ‘Alienating’: ‘It’s Gonna Push a Lot of People Out’

Amy Klobuchar Says Sanders Is ‘Alienating’: ‘It’s Gonna Push a Lot of People Out’

Senator Amy Klobuchar believes Senator Bernie Sanders could end up alienating voters and perhaps depressing turnout in some states. The Democratic presidential candidate told MSNBC’s Morning Joe that Sanders’ policies would also discourage voters.

Klobuchar was asked if she sees moderate Republicans in her home state of Minnesota voting for him.

“No, I can’t, and they told me that they won’t,” Klobuchar said. “Doesn’t necessarily mean they vote for Donald Trump, maybe they stay home. That’s the issue, because I want to win this big coalition and win big and to do that and to win in those tough Senate seats in states like Colorado, in Arizona, you have to bring them in with you. You have to. Alabama.”

“There’s just no doubt that’s how you win and that’s one of the reasons that I raised about why I didn’t want him leading the ticket as I said last night, I think he’s alienating. I think it’s gonna push a lot of people out instead of bringing them with us.”

“His comments on Fidel Castro. The views that he has on the spending programs over $60 trillion when you combine them all up which as I noted is three times more than the entire economy not just the federal budget, the entire economy over a ten-year period. Those are the things that people need to know before they go to vote on Super Tuesday.”

She went on to say that she would be staying in the race, despite some calls for her to drop out, most recently from Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough.

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.


Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Senior Editor and Political News Writer.