Scratch Klobuchar From The VP Race

Late to the Goat Rodeo
(Courtesy of seekrit scissorhead @NamelessCynic of the Tweeters)

No, Sen. Amy Klobuchar did not withdraw her name, but she’s toast:

George Floyd’s death in police custody is renewing criticism of Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s (D-Minn.) prosecutorial record.

Before she became a senator and a top contender for former Vice President Joe Biden’s vice presidential spot, Klobuchar spent eight years as the Hennepin County attorney, in charge of prosecution for Minneapolis. And while in that position, Klobuchar declined to prosecute multiple police officers cited for excessive force, and did not prosecute the officer who kneeled on Floyd’s neck as he protested, The Guardian reports.

The whole article is worth a read, and it is not just about the Floyd murder (she had multiple chances to prosecute cops for going rogue) so there’s no way Biden is going to select her now.

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7 Responses to Scratch Klobuchar From The VP Race

  1. robginchicago says:

    Things just get more curious: Minneapolis City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins said George Floyd and fired police officer Derek Chauvin knew each other for many years because they worked security at the same night club. Both men worked at El Nuevo Rodeo on Lake Street before their last encounter.

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  2. quakerinabasement says:

    Prosecutors generally don’t go after cops unless it’s a slam dunk case. I wonder if Harris is similarly vulnerable to criticism for not prosecuting cops.

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    • MDavis says:

      Prosecutors should change their strategy.
      If they start going after cops and force them to support their lethal actions there might be consequences more uncomfortable than being put on paid administrative leave. Too bad that things have gotten so far out of hand that it requires a prosecutor to sacrifice their political careers to do the right thing. But if they just continue to be the legal office in support of rich assholes and their bored security forces, what is the point of their phoney baloney careers, anyway?

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      • quakerinabasement says:

        Cops and prosecutors generally play for the same team. There was a whole long-running series on teevee about it–“Two separate yet equally important groups,” et cetera.

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      • MDavis says:

        If a member of my team was a murderer or extortionist or other felon, I think my two choices would be 1) find a better team or b) at least try to get rid of the miscreant.
        I’m not much good at politics, though.

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  3. Stony Pillow says:

    No way Biden would pick her – assumption he’s trying to win. Assertion unsupported by facts.

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    • ming says:

      Biden just needs to keep his head down and not step on dick too many times between now and November. Discounting the mayo on white bread factor, Klobuchar would definitely be a dick-step. I wouldn’t mind seeing Harris on the ticket assuming she doesn’t have similar baggage.

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