|Senior U.S. Senator from Minnesota|
From: January 3, 2007 – present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
Amy Jean Klobuchar, born May 25, 1960 (age 60), is the senior United States Senator from Minnesota. She is a member of the communist-dominated Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL), an affiliate of the national Democratic Party. Known by the Washington press corp as "Angry Amy". Klobuchar is a sponsor of the Green New Deal. Klobuchar has defended the Obama administration's misuse of the FBI and CIA and is an apologist for the Chinese Communist Party.
Klobuchar withdrew from the Democrat 2020 presidential election primaries one day before Super Tuesday after Black Lives Matter stormed the stage at a speaking event in her home state of Minnesota.
When Klobuchar ran for the Senate in 2006, James Appleby, the head of the AFSCME local that represented her employees as Hennepin County prosecutor urged the union not to endorse her on the grounds of her “shameful treatment of her employees” and that she had “created a hostile work environment” leading to a spike in union grievances.
After the May 2020 Minneapolis riots occurred, Klobuchar came under heavy scrutiny over having not then prosecuted Derek Chauvin, the officer who murdered George Floyd, as district attorney when Chauvin was then involved in excessive use of force.
Klobuchar has been accused of being cruel and abusive toward staff members. Klobuchar habitually humiliates staff members and is prone to ill-tempered outbursts and throwing objects at workers underneath her. Klobacher regularly uses public shaming in front of others to critique worker's efforts. She has at times reduced staffers to tears. In 2015 complaints among staffers have made it all the way up to Democrat Leader Harry Reid, who issued a reprimand for her mistreatment of aides and an apology to staffers and interns.
When questioned by reporters about the unflattering allegations, Klobuchar responded, "Yes, I can push back," a possible indication of a suspicion complex and paranoid personality disorder that even close associates are "out to get her."
In violation of Senate ethics rules, Klobuchar assigned demeaning tasks such as washing her dirty dishes in her home and picking up her dry cleaning. When questioned, press aides of the Klobuchar machine used the old trope of charging sexism, implying that male colleagues do it all the time. According to the The New York Times, Klobuchar once berated an aide for bringing her a salad in an airport without a fork, then ate the salad with a comb and forced the aide to clean the comb. NBC News has not verified the report.
The reality of working for Klobuchar is at odds with the Midwestern-nice image she has cultivated in public: an unflappable workhorse and “The Senator Next Door,” which was the title of her 2015 memoir.
Klobuchar has nearly tripled her net worth in her time in the Senate.
2020 Presidential candidacy
- Main article: Amy Klobuchar 2020 presidential campaign
Klobuchar announced her candidacy for the 2020 presidential election making global warming and the Green New Deal her number one issue under blizzard conditions during record snowfalls in February 2019.At least three people withdrew from consideration as Klobuchar's presidential campaign manager. Obama campaign manager David Axelrod remarked:
"My fear for the Democratic Party is that people are going to see who can be the most virulent, anti-Trump person — and that is his game; his game is to be angry and snide. I think people are exhausted. I think people want to believe that we can be better than that.”BuzzFeed reported
“The way Sen. Klobuchar behaves in private with her staff is very different than when she’s in the public eye, and that kind of cruelty shouldn’t be acceptable for anyone.”Huffington Post reported on her reputation for cruelty and emotional abuse. Vanity Fair claims "Terrified aides say Amy Klobuchar is just like Trump," and that veteran Senate staffers have refused to work on her presidential campaign staff. Klobuchar has had the highest turnover rate of staffers of any Senator between 2000 and 2016. Commenting on Eric Holder's advocacy of violence, the New York Times quoted Klobuchar as saying, "when they go low, we have to respond,” and responding "means continuing to push your own agenda." Klobuchar's agenda includes the New Green Deal, the War on Cow Flatulence, and the communist Medicare for All proposal.
After spouting some drivel about John McCain, Klobuchar was instructed by Meghan McCain to "leaving my fathers' memory and legacy out of presidential politics." When she dropped out a day before Super Tuesday setting up a win for Joe Biden, Klobuchar continued campaigning in Michigan and said that she “couldn’t think of a better way to end my candidacy than join the ticket...”
Seasoned ex-staffers describe Klobuchar as "unbearable" and "worse" than the reputation Klobuchar garnered before taking jobs her office. Anything can set her temper off, and it is unpredictable. Among the things that staffers said prompted fits of rage from Klobuchar: minor grammar mistakes, the use of the word “community” in press releases, or failing to charge her iPad. Klobuchar's temper also affected her own ability to do her job, making it difficult to prep her for interviews or distracting her in the moments before a Committee hearing.Female staffers don't buy the progressive robot Klobuchar machine line that criticism is "sexist," saying that if a male lawmaker had abused staffers as Klobuchar has done, it would have been written about. HuffPost obtained an eight-page memo from Klobuchar's 2006 Senate run, detailing the responsibilities and challenges of working with Klobuchar:
"if she is EXTREMELY upset about something, let her rant through it, DON’T interupt her unless ABSOLUTELY necessary and be careful when trying to calm her down … Often she just needs to talk things out in the open and is not interested in other people’s opinions."BuzzFeed reported on Klobuchar's temper tantrums, comparing issues surrounding the Senate Judiciary hearings on Facebook to her selection of what clothes to wear:
Klobuchar’s behavior as a leader didn’t just affect her employees but limited their ability to conduct Senate work, creating a chaotic environment where staff were forced to devote as much time to managing their boss’s unpredictable anger as they did to governing.
“She can be just as mad about a crisis with Facebook” as she was about being given the wrong clothing for an event, said a second former staffer, pointing to the senator's work on issues surrounding Facebook. “It will take you just as much staff time and energy to put out that kind of crisis as you spend on [doing Senate Committee work investigating] Facebook.”
The employees all asked not to be named, most because of fear of retribution from Klobuchar.
Christopher Burns, a 44-year-old black man, was unarmed and at home in Minneapolis with his fiancee and three young children when the police arrived in response to a domestic violence call. The officers put him in a chokehold, and he died on the scene, according to the medical examiner.
The 2002 incident marked the third killing of a black person by the city’s police department that year, prompting local activists to stage rallies and demand that the two officers involved in Burns’s death face charges.The focus of the community’s anger was Amy Klobuchar, the up-and-coming attorney of Hennepin County, who had declined to prosecute police accused of using excessive force against black suspects....Klobuchar, then 42, declined to bring charges against the officers, and a grand jury she convened did not indict them.
Rory Fleming reported,
As county attorney, Klobuchar claimed a causal relationship between kids skipping out on school and killing people. In 2003, Black kids faced over 60 percent of Klobuchar’s new juvenile delinquency petitions, despite Black people only being about 13 percent of her county’s population at that time.
Klobuchar also worked on the front lines of Minnesota’s version of Project Exile, called Minnesota HEALS. Both programs were a way to easily federalize “felon with a firearm” cases to obtain much harsher, parole-ineligible sentences.
Project Exile has been called draconian and racially biased. Minnesota HEALS nominally aimed to be a kinder, gentler version of Project Exile, whereby cops would work to convince gang members to leave the lifestyle, then offer social services as follow-up. However, that part of the mission was sidelined so Klobuchar could help exile many young Black men to federal prisons several hundreds of miles from home....She later endorsed Michael O. Freeman for Hennepin county attorney in 2018—the same prosecutor who victim-blamed Jamar Clark for his murder by police officers and nostalgically said on air that Minneapolis was a “simpler society” before the Black people moved in.
Minnesota Public Radio reported,
Over eight years beginning in 1999, the city of Minneapolis paid $4.8 million in legal settlements related to 122 police misconduct incidents. And police officers and county sheriffs were involved in 29 civilian deaths.
Klobuchar, however, chose not to criminally charge any fatalities involving law enforcement. Instead she routinely put the decision to a grand jury, a process widely criticized for its secrecy and for mostly allowing the police version of events. Klobuchar also didn't take on any of the misconduct claims.
The mother of a black teenager who was shot and killed by police in 2004 begged Klobuchar to file charges against the officer instead of presenting the case to a grand jury.
"The grand jury is a way of hiding that the prosecutor is not giving the full information of guilt to the grand jury," Tahisha Williams Brewer wrote to Klobuchar at the time. "I want this process out in the open, where everyone can observe it and make sure that it is fair to my son."
Klobuchar did not directly respond to Williams Brewer and proceeded to present the case to a grand jury..."I think there was a significant amount of indifference on her part with regards to the problems facing the Native-American and African-American community," said Ron Edwards, a longtime civil rights activist who served on a police relations council created through the federal mediation process.
Klobuchar delayed paying campaign workers in order to make her mandatory campaign finance reports appear better than they actually were. By putting off the payments, Klobuchar was able to put the best possible spin on her presidential campaign's financial position during the previous three months. If those expenses had come a day earlier, Klobuchar's cash on hand figure would have been roughly $6.35 million for the first quarter of 2019. Instead, the campaign was able to claim roughly $7 million in reserves—a sum that placed her among the better-positioned Democrats in the presidential race. The same accounting tricks continued in succeeding quarters.
Klobuchar supports abortion on demand, third tri-mester abortion, late tri-mester abortion, final tri-mester abortion, partial birth abortion, abortion at dilation, dilation and evacuation and infanticide.
Green New Deal
The Green New Deal is a radical communist and totalitarian plan to destroy America introduced into the 116th Congress as H. Res. 109 on February 7, 2019 co-sponsored by Amy Klobuchar.  It fundamentally seeks to save the planet from total destruction by greenhouse gases in twelve years by installing single-payer Medicare for All. Simply put, it is an intersectional coalition of the environmental movement and the socialist welfare state. The "climate crisis" gives urgency to pass legislation that will destroy American freedoms, such as the right to own a car, a gun, or private health insurance. Six weeks into Democrat control of Congress it already claimed victory for destroying 25,000 jobs.
Among several provisions, the Green New Deal would:
- give "economic security" for people who are "unwilling to work," or UBI (universal basic income);
- ween Americans off of beef and dairy products;
- ban all gas-powered vehicles by 2030;
- eliminate the airline industry;
- promote Medicare for All, "gender based justice", homosexuality and transgenderism;
- tear down and rebuild every building in the country.
The Green New Deal puts Klobuchar at odds with the large agricultural and labor base of her home state of Minnesota and her own Democrat Farm-Labor party.
2020 Antifa riots
- See also: 2020 Antifa riots
Klobuchar is a long time supporter of racist cops. As Hennepin County prosecutor Klobuchar handled a case involving the same police officer charged in the death of George Floyd. When exposed for protecting racist cops, Klobuchar blamed the Bill of Rights for not indicting the same cop accused in the killing George Floyd. A Twin Cities resident wrote to the Pioneer Press/Dispatch:
The fact is George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, by a Minneapolis policeman. He was not killed by a federal agent in a community of white supremacists.
Minneapolis has been dominated by Democrat mayors for more than 40 years. If systemic racism exists in the Minneapolis police force it has been enabled by Democrat leaders for more than 40 years. Make no mistake, Gov. Walz, Mayor Frey, Attorney General Ellison, Police Chief Arradondo, Rep. Omar, Sens. Klobuchar and Smith – you own this situation. You have all run on platforms promising you would rid our community of this type of heinous behavior.
Liberal politicians’ show their cynicism when, while in control for decades, they express their outrage that racism is a systemic problem in the police department of our largest city. Each of these leaders has expressed support for the protesters, as if they are sympatico with their cause. Where is the self-awareness? These people are not supporting your leadership, they are protesting against your failure to deal with systemic racism while you are empowered to make real change.
Jacob Frey is the mayor; not Lester Maddox
Amy Klobuchar is our U.S. senator; not Strom Thurmond
Medaria Arradondo is police chief; not Bull ConnorEnough of the empty accolades for the protesters. Don’t pretend you are in agreement with their cause. Your actions, while in power to make real change, demonstrate otherwise. The correct response on your part is not to insult the community with feigned emotion, your responsibility was to prevent this from happening. You have all failed miserably.
- Klobuchar: 'The Green New Deal Is So Important Right Now for Our Country', By Susan Jones | February 19, 2019.
- S. Res. 59
- Multiple references:
- Amy Klobuchar missed chance to prosecute Minneapolis cop now at center of George Floyd death
- Amy Klobuchar didn't prosecute officer at center of George Floyd's death, left case to successor
- How Amy Klobuchar Is Tied to The Minneapolis Chaos Over George Floyd's Death...And It's Not Good
- Bombshell: Klobuchar Refused To Prosecute Officer at Center of George Floyd Case, Might Have Prevented Death
- When questioned, Klobuchar fell back on the "I don't remember" routine rather than a flat denial in disputes with "the little people" and underlings.
- A take-off of the image cultivated of Harry Truman as "the guy next door" after the aristocratic presidency of Franklin Roosevelt.
The Image Is Everything Presidency: Dilemmas In American Leadership, Gilbert St. Clair, Routledge, Mar 9, 2018.
Basically, recycled Marxist class warfare in a subtle Midwestern sense.
- Amy Klobuchar Mocks Donald Trump for Hydroxychloroquine Use After Her Husband Was Treated With Antimalarial Drug
- Washimgton Post, As a prosecutor in heavily white Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar declined to go after police involved in fatal encounters with black men, April 19, 2019.
- Murphy, James (January 6, 2019). Ocasio-Cortez’s “Green New Deal” Represents the True Wishes of Democrats and Globalists. The New American. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
- Pollak, Joel B. (February 7, 2019). Pollak: ‘Green New Deal’ Is a Republican Parody of the Democratic Platform. Breitbart News. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
- Duke, Selwyn (February 11, 2019). Exposed! Ocasio-Cortez Can Scrub, but She Can’t Hide Green New Deal Details. The New American. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
- Pollak, Joel B. (February 7, 2019). Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: ‘Green New Deal’ Will Pay Americans Who Are ‘Unwilling to Work’. Breitbart News. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
Democrats tried to hide this aspect of the Green New Deal and denied its existence:
- Ferrechio (February 9, 2019). The mysterious case of AOC’s scrubbed 'Green New Deal' details. Washington Examiner. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
- Nolte, John (February 10, 2019). Nolte: Ocasio-Cortez Adviser Caught Lying to Tucker Carlson. Breitbart News. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
- Re, Gregg (February 10, 2019). Ocasio-Cortez adviser admits he falsely claimed Green New Deal didn't promise security for those 'unwilling' to work'. Fox News. Retrieved February 10, 2019.
- Green New Deal proposes eliminating “farting cows”, Amanda Radke | Feb 10, 2019. www.beefmagazine.com
- The Green New Deal Would Cause a 'Yellow Vest' Movement in the US, By Peter Vicenzi. December 18, 2018. realclearenergy.org