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INTERVIEW: Klobuchar shares thoughts on Harris pick for VP

Rebecca Omastiak
Updated: August 12, 2020 09:48 AM
Created: August 12, 2020 09:39 AM

Sen. Amy Klobuchar made an appearance on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Wednesday to talk about Kamala Harris, Joe Biden's pick for vice president.

"She and I became close friends," Klobuchar said of her time running as a presidential candidate alongside Harris. "We have a lot of fun together and we grew to respect each other and ... she is going to be a wonderful candidate but most importantly, a wonderful vice president.

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Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket. 

In June, Klobuchar announced she was withdrawing her name from consideration for vice president and urged Biden to choose a woman of color as his running mate.

"For so long, women of color have been, as the movie once said, hidden figures, behind the scenes, building the rockets, doing the work, and then not always getting that limelight, and that changed yesterday when Joe Biden made this historic decision," Klobuchar said.


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When asked what kind of challenge Harris poses to the current administration, Klobuchar said, "I think that she poses the challenge of being really smart, and really tough, and someone who's not going to take their grief and is someone who is going to simply do the work and is going to go out there."

Watch the full interview via the video player above.

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