Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar stated that President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will work on constructing a “big coalition” to unite Democratic and GOP lawmakers.
“I was buoyed by people like Mitt Romney and some of the Republicans who are coming out and making very clear they believe in our democracy. And I think that’s going to be really important when the celebrating ends, that the hard work begins. And that’s going to be my point when I do talk to Joe and Kamala in person … They’re going to have to build a big coalition and I am ready to help,” she stated.
Biden has not reached out to her a few potential place in his Cabinet, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate stated.
Klobuchar stated Biden has informed her that will attain throughout the aisle to carry Democrats and Republicans collectively.
“One of the first things he’s going to do in these next few weeks will be calling Democratic and Republican governors, calling Democratic and Republican members of Congress to start talking about what he needs to do and getting advice on things. That’s what he does. I don’t think you saw Donald Trump doing a lot of that. You’re going to see Joe Biden doing a lot of that,” she stated.
Biden will “seize, yes, the celebration today but also the hard work of governing,” she added. “We can’t wait anymore to do something about the pandemic and the economy — and to do something about climate change and immigration reform — he knows that.”
Klobuchar additionally spoke about Sen. Kamala Harris turning into America’s first feminine, first Black and first South Asian vice president-elect.
“Kamala, of course, as she has said, stands on the shoulders of so many, including Geraldine Ferraro and including Shirley Chisholm and… certainly Hillary Clinton have made this attempt before. … I can’t wait to see her tonight and mostly [to] see her lead,” Klobuchar stated.