Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) was quick to play down similarities between herself and Republican colleagues on Thursday after she said the United States should do more to defeat the Islamic State terrorist group.
Klobuchar laid out how she thinks ISIS should be handled during an interview with MSNBC's Chuck Todd. The two discussed how the United States should respond to Sunday’s ISIS-inspired terrorist attack in Florida, which killed 49.
"Do you believe enough is being done to destroy ISIS?" Todd asked.
"Well, I would have done some things earlier," Klobuchar said. "I support the no-fly zone and did back there to try to help the Syrian people and try to help the groups — the more moderate elements and forces there, so I would have done some things differently."
"At the same time, we know the president is systematically taking out their leadership with drones. We have reached out to our allies, there's been an admission that not enough has been done with allies, and that's slowly but surely changing. The Kurds are a major force in helping us, and that has to continue."
Todd pointed out that Klobuchar's views on ISIS are comparable to those of her Republican colleagues.
"Sounds like you sort of agree with more of your Republican colleagues, that more could be done?" Todd asked.
Klobuchar was quick to maneuver the conversation back to friendly territory, praising Obama’s speech about the terrorist attack and defending his national security strategy.
"Oh, what I don't agree with is to blame the president somehow for this shooting. There's one person to blame. That is this man, this deranged man, who slaughtered innocent people," Klobuchar said. "And I think the president did a wonderful job today."