Klobuchar Blasts Harris, Warren, Sanders

• October 13, 2019 11:10 am


Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) on Friday night criticized her 2020 presidential opponents Sens. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.), Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), and Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.).

During an appearance on HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, Klobuchar said these three candidates, all of whom are polling ahead of her, rely either on "moments" or "bold" ideas to capture the Democratic nomination. She added that her center-left candidacy was a better bet in the long run for beating President Donald Trump in 2020.

"I think that moments work when they actually happen, when people don't manufacture them," Klobuchar told host Bill Maher, referencing Harris's rapid rise and fall over the summer.

When Maher asked Klobuchar if Sanders and Warren were too far left for the Democratic Party, Klobuchar criticized their support for Medicare for All and free college.

"If someone is looking to kick 149 million Americans off their health insurance in four years, then I'm not your candidate," Klobuchar said. "If you want to send a bunch of hard-working people's money to send rich people's kids to college for free, then I'm not your candidate. Just because people say ideas are bold, that doesn't mean they are bold. They may be bad."

Klobuchar will join Harris, Sanders, and Warren on the debate stage on Tuesday.