Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar speaks to CNN Nov. 7th. CNN
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar said President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President-elect Kamala Harris will work to create a “grand coalition” to unite Democratic and GOP lawmakers.
“I’ve been supported by people like Mitt Romney and some of the Republicans who come out and make it clear that they believe in our democracy. And I think this is going to really matter when the partying ends, that the hard work begins. And that will be my point when I speak to Joe and Kamala in person … you have to form a grand coalition and I am ready to help, “she said.
Biden has not informed them of a possible position in his cabinet, said the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.
Klobuchar said Biden told her she would reach across the aisle to bring Democrats and Republicans together.
“One of the first things he’ll do over the next few weeks is to call Democratic and Republican governors, call Democratic and Republican members of Congress to talk about what to do and get advice. He does that. I don’t think you saw Donald Trump doing it. You will see Joe Biden make a lot of it, ”she said.
Biden will “take advantage of today’s celebration, but also the hard work of governing,” she added. “We can’t wait to do something about the pandemic and the economy – and do something about climate change and immigration reform – he knows that.”
Klobuchar also spoke about Senator Kamala Harris becoming America’s first female, first black, and first elected South Asian vice president.
“Kamala, of course, as she said, stands on the shoulders of so many, including Geraldine Ferraro and including Shirley Chisholm, and… surely Hillary Clinton has tried that before. Cant wait to see her tonight and most of the time [to] see their leadership, ”said Klobuchar.