The Democratic Party seems willing to propel anyone to the front of the pack, just so long as they are not Bernie Sanders.
The longtime Senator from Vermont is a self-described democratic socialist, making him a very easy target for Donald Trump’s capitalism-loving support base come 2020. If nominated, Sanders very well stands a chance at being torn to shreds by Trump and his acolytes – and this is something that the Democrats don’t want to take a chance on.
So, every chance they get, they amplify any another candidate’s viability. This includes Senator Amy Klobuchar, whose strong finish in New Hampshire has made her this week’s Democratic media darling.
But that has come at a price for Klobuchar, as her wavering views on a number of subjects have now come to light, including a recent flip-flop on the subject of an official national language.
Klobuchar said at the campaign event in Las Vegas on Friday that she has “taken a strong position against” the English-language amendment, which she voted in support of in 2007, the Associated Press reported.
“I think that when you look at a state like this state, and a country like ours that is so diverse, you don’t want to have that provision in law because then it would be very difficult to have, say, government documents and other things translated into other languages,” she said Friday, according to AP.
Klobuchar at least displayed some cognizance regarding her change of heart.
“So that is not a position I take. I did vote that way, but way back then, along with many other people,” she continued.
This current stance may not sit well some of the moderate Democrats that Klobuchar will be targeting in her campaign for the 2020 nomination.
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