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PoliticsAmy Klobuchar says she has 'deep respect' for McCain family

20:45  28 may  2019
20:45  28 may  2019 Source:   cnn.com

John McCain Recited Names Of Dictators During Trump Inaugural, Senator Says

John McCain Recited Names Of Dictators During Trump Inaugural, Senator Says Sen. John McCain repeatedly compared President Donald Trump to a dictator during the president’s inaugural address, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a candidate for the 2020 Democratic nomination and friend of the now-deceased Arizonan, told a crowd of voters here. Klobuchar, speaking to a crowd of more than 200 at Jasper’s Winery, said she sat next to McCain, one of Trump’s most outspoken Republican critics, and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) during the inaugural address, which became known for its blunt expression of Trump’s authoritarian populism and invocations of “American carnage.

Amy Jean Klobuchar (/ˈkloʊbəʃɑːr/; born May 25, 1960) is an American lawyer and politician serving as the senior United States Senator from Minnesota.

“Senator Klobuchar had a longtime friendship with Senator McCain , she has defended him against President Trump’s attacks in the past, and she has deep respect for his family ,” said Tim Hogan, the campaign’s communications director. “While she was simply sharing a memory

Amy Klobuchar says she has 'deep respect' for McCain family© Junko Kimura/Getty Images In 2009, Sens. Lindsey Graham, John McCain and Amy Klobuchar visited the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. The campaign of Sen. Amy Klobuchar said she has "deep respect" for the family of John McCain after the late senator's daughter Meghan McCain asked the 2020 Democratic candidate to keep her father out of presidential politics.

"Senator Klobuchar had a long time friendship with Senator McCain, she has defended him against President Trump's attacks in the past, and she has deep respect for his family," Klobuchar's communications director, Tim Hogan, said in a statement Monday night. "While she was simply sharing a memory, she continues to believe that the best stories about Senator McCain are not about the views he had about President Trump: they're about McCain's own valor and heroism."

Meghan McCain to Sen. Klobuchar: Leave my father out of it

Meghan McCain to Sen. Klobuchar: Leave my father out of it The Democratic presidential contender used a personal anecdote about the late Arizona GOP senator criticizing Trump.

Amy Klobuchar (left) and Meghan McCain . Amy Klobuchar not to invoke her father, the late Sen. John McCain , during the 2020 presidential campaign after According to NBC, Saturday was the first time Klobuchar relayed that scene from President Trump’s inauguration, though “ she has regularly

For years, she has had among the highest rates of staff turnover in the Senate.CreditCreditErin Schaff for The New York Times. Others said that Ms. Klobuchar often squandered time and mental energy on trivial matters, obsessing over perceived snubs in news media clickbait about who was up or down

The back-and-forth over McCain began Saturday, when, during a campaign event, Klobuchar recalled the Arizona Republican said the names of dictators to her during President Donald Trump's inauguration speech in January 2017.

"John McCain kept reciting to me names of dictators during that speech, because he knew more than any of us what we were facing as a nation," Klobuchar told voters in Iowa. "He understood it. He knew because he knew this man more than any of us did."

Meghan McCain rebuked Klobuchar on Monday for invoking her father's memory to criticize Trump.

"On behalf of the entire McCain family - @amyklobuchar please be respectful to all of us and leave my fathers legacy and memory out of presidential politics," "The View" co-host tweeted.

Klobuchar's campaign said the Minnesota senator was "simply sharing a memory" about McCain, who she was friends with before his death in August 2018.

Since McCain's death, politicians have continued to invoke the late senator's memory and legacy. He's a frequent target of President Donald Trump, who feuded with the senator for years and continues to take shots at McCain for his vote against repealing the Affordable Care Act.

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