Another day and another Democrat who we have barely even heard of is going to be dropping out of Iowa soon. Yet this time it might be because she is being targeted by groups that usually love the Democrats unconditionally.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar is in a bit of trouble and this is something that her campaign will not survive even if it is not true.
From The Hill…
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is being called to suspend her presidential campaign after an Associated Press story published Tuesday offered a critical account of her handling of a case while she was Hennepin County’s district attorney.
As the county DA, Klobuchar led the case against Myon Burrell, who was a teenager at the time and was sentenced to life in prison for the 2002 murder of 11-year-old Tyesha Edwards. The AP story revealed that Klobuchar prosecuted Burrell, now 33, despite there being little evidence and even though his co-defendant confessed to the crime and said Burrell wasn’t there.
Though Klobuchar was not the county’s top prosecutor the second time Burrell was convicted after filing an appeal, she reportedly denied his request to attend his mother’s funeral, claiming he was a threat to society.
Not that Amy was going to set the world on fire this Monday in the Iowa caucuses being she is polling at the bottom of the current field. Also, when the high point of your campaign was back in February of last year when she announced her candidacy in the middle of a snowstorm, you don’t have much wiggle room.
The whiteout during that event I guess was a precursor to what the self-proclaimed party of diversity has left 11 months later running for its nomination.
If the allegations listed above are true, she has no chance of continuing forward even if she had a great showing Monday. If they are not true she doesn’t have enough gas in her campaign tank to get her to New Hamshire anyway to continue on and fight off these charges.
Klobuchar was just reelected last year to another six-year Senate term and she might have to fight to keep her seat depending on how far the Minnesota NAACP wants to take this. It would be a shame if this was just a stunt to stall her run for the nomination and then it was not followed up. If she is bad for doing what has been alleged above and should not serve as the nominee for President, why does that not apply to hold any elected seat?
My guess is after Monday night, the Senator from Minnesota will have a bit more free time on her hands to fight this and try to protect her name.