Our failed political press tells us that Sen. Amy Klobuchar decided to remove herself from consideration to being Handsome Joe Biden’s VP.
Tiger Beat’s morning email thingie:
VEEPSTAKES … SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR (D-Minn.) officially took herself out of the running to be BIDEN’S running mate Thursday night on MSNBC’s“The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.”
“This is a historic moment and America must seize on this moment. I truly believe that this [is] a moment to put a woman of color on that ticket and there are so many incredibly qualified women,” she said.
— OF COURSE, Klobuchar became a much more unlikely pick in the wake of George Floyd’s death as questions were raised about her decision not to prosecute Minneapolis police officers after a fatal shooting while she served as Hennepin County’s top prosecutor.
They are kinda glossing over not just that Klobuchar’s decision to not prosecute Minneapolis police, she chose to not prosecute THE COP who killed George Floyd for an earlier brutal assault.
Axios morning email thingie doesn’t even mention her career work as a prosecutor:
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell last night that she has withdrawn herself from consideration as Joe Biden’s running mate, believing the former vice president should pick a woman of color.
- “After what I’ve seen in my state, after what I’ve seen across the country, this is a historic moment, and America must seize on this moment. … If you wanna heal this nation right now, … this is sure a hell of a way to do it.”
- Her statement last night served as an attempt at healing with her relationship with the African American community, allowing her to bow out with grace.
That’s another example of the Cocktail Circuit softening reporting. Access is everything.