Publisher's note: This informational nugget was sent to me by Ben Shapiro, who represents the Daily Wire, and since this is one of the most topical news events, it should be published on BCN.
The author of this post is Ryan Saavedra.
Democrat presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar dropped out of the race on Monday after performing poorly in the South Carolina primary over the weekend.
The New York Times reported that Klobuchar is set
to endorse former Vice President Joe Biden.
Klobuchar, who tried to bill herself as a moderate and who was the least extreme Democrat candidate in the race, still would have been more far-left than any president in decades The New York Times noted
in its endorsement of her campaign.
"Klobuchar's prosecutorial background, gentle public (though perhaps not private) demeanor, and background from a largely rural state combine to make her somewhat more centrist-oriented than many of her 2020 Democratic Party presidential nomination rivals,"
The Daily Wire reported
. "However, Klobuchar can still be fairly characterized as a full-spectrum leftist/progressive. Her 2020 presidential campaign emphasizes universal/socialized medicine and climate change, among other issues."
Klobuchar performed poorly throughout the Democrats' first four primary contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, and South Carolina.
Klobuchar's decision to drop out of the race came after she was forced to cancel a rally in her own state last night after far-left Black Lives Matters protesters took over the stage and called attention to Klobuchar's record of prosecuting blacks.
Campaign manager Justin Buoen said
regarding the event last night, "We had a negotiation and had an agreement with the organizers of the protest to meet with the senator on site. She was in the room ready to meet with them and then they changed the terms and decided that they didn't want to meet with her. Really wish that we would have been able to one, do the meeting, and listen to the protesters, but also have the event."
Here are some of Klobuchar's policy stances on key issues:
- Constitution: Klobuchar consistently supports a leftist/progressive view of the Constitution and rule of law. She supports Roe v. Wade and opposes Citizens United v. F.E.C., the Supreme Court's landmark political speech-affirming ruling in 2010. Klobuchar is generally defensive of Fourth Amendment-inspired civil liberties, although she had a more centrist record on the National Security Agency's surveillance programs earlier in her Senate career. She supports gun control measures that would restrict Americans' Second Amendment rights. Klobuchar supports the Equality Act, which would expand LGBT protections at the behest of private property rights and religious conscience rights alike. Her expansive view of the federal government's role in regulating the economy is consistent with legal progressivism.
- Economy: Klobuchar supports a robust role for the federal government in matters pertaining to economic regulation and, more generally, her views on economics reflect those of modern progressivism. Klobuchar's 2020 campaign website touts her belief in the need for "shared prosperity," and supports a greater governmental role in child care. Like many of her 2020 Democratic presidential rivals, she supports increasing the federal minimum wage to $15. Klobuchar supports greater governmental investment in infrastructure. She supports strong labor unions and opposes "right to work" laws that would increase worker freedom.
Continue reading The Daily Wire's profile piece on Klobuchar HERE