Klobuchar Would Not Be Comfortable With VP's Child On Board of Foreign Company

Tells Tapper

October 6, 2019

Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) said during a Sunday State of the Union appearance that she would not be comfortable with a child of her vice president serving on the board of a foreign company.

The Minnesota senator told CNN's Jake Tapper that she agrees with Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) and former representative Beto O'Rourke (D., Texas), both of whom expressed concern about former vice president Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, sitting on the board of a Ukrainian energy company.

"Senator Harris and congressman O'Rourke have both suggested that they would not be comfortable with a child of their vice president sitting on the board of a foreign company," Tapper said. "Would you?"

"No, I wouldn't," Klobuchar said. "And I can promise you right now my own daughter, who is only 24, does not sit on the board of a foreign company."

Klobuchar insisted, however, that the real "issue" is President Donald Trump's conduct, not Biden's.

"There is no evidence that the vice president did something wrong here. And so what really matters is that the president was repeatedly trying to get dirt on a political opponent," Klobuchar said.

While Biden was serving as vice president, his son Hunter was on the board of Ukrainian energy firm Burisma despite having no substantial experience with Ukraine or in the energy industry.