Amy Klobuchar: I Am A Fresh New Face In Politics | Morning Joe | MSNBC


>>>I LEARNED WHAT IT WAS LIKE>>>I LEARNED WHAT IT WAS LIKE NOT TO HAVE A PERFECT LIFE. NOT TO HAVE A PERFECT LIFE. WHAT IT’S LIKE NOT TO HAVE YOUR WHAT IT’S LIKE NOT TO HAVE YOUR DAD THERE OR CHRISTMAS MORNING. DAD THERE OR CHRISTMAS MORNING. WHAT I’VE LEARNED FROM THAT, WHAT I’VE LEARNED FROM THAT, NUMBER ONE, RESILIENCE. NUMBER ONE, RESILIENCE. GOT TO PICK YOURSELF UP NO GOT TO PICK YOURSELF UP NO MATTER WHAT, GOOD QUALITY IN A MATTER WHAT, GOOD QUALITY IN A PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. [ APPLAUSE ] [ APPLAUSE ]>>>ALL RIGHT.>>>ALL RIGHT. WELCOME BACK. WELCOME BACK. COME ON IN. COME ON IN. THIS IS GETTING FUN. THIS IS GETTING FUN. THAT WAS SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR THAT WAS SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR SPEAKING ABOUT THE POWER OF SPEAKING ABOUT THE POWER OF ADDICTION IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, A ADDICTION IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, A STATE HIT HARD BY THE OPIOID STATE HIT HARD BY THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC. EPIDEMIC. THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JOINS US RIGHT HERE, CANDIDATE JOINS US RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW. RIGHT NOW. ALSO WITH IS, COLUMNIST FOR THE ALSO WITH IS, COLUMNIST FOR THE “WASHINGTON POST,” GREAT TO YOU “WASHINGTON POST,” GREAT TO YOU HAVE BOTH WITH US. HAVE BOTH WITH US. HOW ARE YOU FEELING, AMY? HOW ARE YOU FEELING, AMY?>>EXCELLENT.>>EXCELLENT. EXCELLENT! EXCELLENT! [ APPLAUSE ] [ APPLAUSE ] WE — SOMETHING’S HAPPENING WE — SOMETHING’S HAPPENING HERE. HERE.>>YEAH.>>YEAH.>>AND I THINK A LOT OF IT I’VE>>AND I THINK A LOT OF IT I’VE BEEN HERE. BEEN HERE. I THINK 22 TIMES. I THINK 22 TIMES. BUT AFTER THAT DEBATE, SOMETHING BUT AFTER THAT DEBATE, SOMETHING SWITCHED, AND WE HAD DONE A LOT SWITCHED, AND WE HAD DONE A LOT OF HARD WORK TO GET THERE BUT OF HARD WORK TO GET THERE BUT IT’S ALLOWED THE PEOPLE OF NEW IT’S ALLOWED THE PEOPLE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO SEE ME IN A HAMPSHIRE TO SEE ME IN A DIFFERENT WAY. DIFFERENT WAY. NOT JUST MY POLICIES BUT WHEN I NOT JUST MY POLICIES BUT WHEN I WAS COMING FROM, FROM MY HEART. WAS COMING FROM, FROM MY HEART.>>ALSO, I’VE COACHED FOOTBALL>>ALSO, I’VE COACHED FOOTBALL AND I COACH, I COACH BASEBALL AND I COACH, I COACH BASEBALL NOW AND SOMETIMES I HAVE TO GO NOW AND SOMETIMES I HAVE TO GO LIKE THIS TO THE KIDS. LIKE THIS TO THE KIDS. BECAUSE THEY’RE LIKE — 11, 12 BECAUSE THEY’RE LIKE — 11, 12 YEARS OLD. YEARS OLD. TALKING — OVER HERE. TALKING — OVER HERE. HEY. HEY. RIGHT HERE. RIGHT HERE. HEY! HEY! YOU’VE BEEN DOING THAT TO US THE YOU’VE BEEN DOING THAT TO US THE WHOLE TIME. WHOLE TIME. LIKE, HEY, OVER HERE. LIKE, HEY, OVER HERE. OVER HERE. OVER HERE.>>HELLO!>>HELLO! YOU GUYS KEEP TALKING ABOUT YOU GUYS KEEP TALKING ABOUT EVERYBODY ELSE NLTSDS. EVERYBODY ELSE NLTSDS.>>AND NOW, YOU GUYS ARE KIND OF>>AND NOW, YOU GUYS ARE KIND OF FOCUSSED. FOCUSSED.>>EXACTLY.>>EXACTLY. THE DAY BEFORE THE PRIMARY. THE DAY BEFORE THE PRIMARY. BUT WHATEVER. BUT WHATEVER.>>WHEN YOU WANT.>>WHEN YOU WANT. AND YOU DON’T WANT IT SIX MONTHS AND YOU DON’T WANT IT SIX MONTHS BEFORE THE PRIMARY. BEFORE THE PRIMARY.>>ANYWAY, WE HAVE, SINCE THE>>ANYWAY, WE HAVE, SINCE THE DEBATE, RAISED OVER $3 MILLION DEBATE, RAISED OVER $3 MILLION FROM REGULAR PEOPLE ONLINE. FROM REGULAR PEOPLE ONLINE.>>THAT’S PRETTY GOOD!>>THAT’S PRETTY GOOD!>>WE HAVE BEEN SURGING IN POLLS>>WE HAVE BEEN SURGING IN POLLS AND RECORD CROWDS AT ALL OF OUR AND RECORD CROWDS AT ALL OF OUR EVENTS INCLUDING PEOPLE WHO WERE EVENTS INCLUDING PEOPLE WHO WERE SUPPORTING OTHER CANDIDATES BUT SUPPORTING OTHER CANDIDATES BUT ALSO PEOPLE WHO ARE ALSO PEOPLE WHO ARE INDEPENDENTS. INDEPENDENTS.>>SO WHY?>>SO WHY? WHAT’S HAPPENING? WHAT’S HAPPENING? WHAT’S HAPPENING? WHAT’S HAPPENING?>>IS IT THE ISSUES?>>IS IT THE ISSUES? IS IT YOU? IS IT YOU?>>I THINK PART WAS I STOOD UP>>I THINK PART WAS I STOOD UP ON THAT STAGE AND I SHOWED HOW I ON THAT STAGE AND I SHOWED HOW I WAS DIFFERENT FROM SOME OF MY WAS DIFFERENT FROM SOME OF MY OPPONENTS. OPPONENTS. MAYBE ONE OF THE MOST DRAMATIC MAYBE ONE OF THE MOST DRAMATIC MOMENTS WAS WHEN GEORGE MOMENTS WAS WHEN GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS ASKED, DOES STEPHANOPOULOS ASKED, DOES ANYONE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH A ANYONE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH A SOCIALIST LEADING THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST LEADING THE DEMOCRATIC TICKET AND I SAID, BERNIE AND I TICKET AND I SAID, BERNIE AND I ARE FRIENDS, WHICH IS TRUE, WE ARE FRIENDS, WHICH IS TRUE, WE CAME INTO THE SENATE, BUT, YEAH, CAME INTO THE SENATE, BUT, YEAH, I HAVE A PROBLEM, BUT WAS THE I HAVE A PROBLEM, BUT WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO SAID IT ON THE ONLY ONE WHO SAID IT ON THE STAGE. STAGE. AND. AND.>>WOW.>>WOW.>>I THINK THAT LAUNCHED A –>>I THINK THAT LAUNCHED A — THOUGHT PROCESS IN A LOT OF THOUGHT PROCESS IN A LOT OF VOTERS HEADS. VOTERS HEADS. WERE LIKE, HMM. WERE LIKE, HMM. LET ME LOOK AT HER. LET ME LOOK AT HER. SO I THEN WAS ABLE TO TALK ABOUT SO I THEN WAS ABLE TO TALK ABOUT MY DIFFERENT VIEWS AND ONE OF MY DIFFERENT VIEWS AND ONE OF THE PRACTICAL THINGS WHERE I’M THE PRACTICAL THINGS WHERE I’M REALLY DIFFERENT HERE IN NEW REALLY DIFFERENT HERE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE IS JUST MY PLAN FOR HAMPSHIRE IS JUST MY PLAN FOR EDUCATION. EDUCATION. A BIG DEAL IN THIS STATE, WHICH A BIG DEAL IN THIS STATE, WHICH IS TO REALLY CONNECT WHAT’S IS TO REALLY CONNECT WHAT’S GOING ON WITH OUR ECONOMY WITH GOING ON WITH OUR ECONOMY WITH WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR WHAT’S HAPPENING IN OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM. EDUCATION SYSTEM. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE OVER 1 WE’RE GOING TO HAVE OVER 1 MILLION OPENINGS FOR HOME HEALTH MILLION OPENINGS FOR HOME HEALTH CARE WORKERS AND 100,000 FOR CARE WORKERS AND 100,000 FOR NURSING ASSISTANTS. NURSING ASSISTANTS. OVER 70,000 OPENINGS FOR OVER 70,000 OPENINGS FOR ELECTRICIANS. ELECTRICIANS. NOT A SHORTAGE OF SPORTS NOT A SHORTAGE OF SPORTS MARKETING DEGREES. MARKETING DEGREES. SOMEONE HAS ONE OUT THERE. SOMEONE HAS ONE OUT THERE. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A SHORTAGE WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A SHORTAGE OF PLUMBERS. OF PLUMBERS. IT’S LOOKING AT FUNDING K-12. IT’S LOOKING AT FUNDING K-12. FOCUSING ON THE ONE AND TWO-YEAR FOCUSING ON THE ONE AND TWO-YEAR DEGREES AND IT’S BETTER FOR OUR DEGREES AND IT’S BETTER FOR OUR ECONOMY AND DOUBLING PROGRAMS. ECONOMY AND DOUBLING PROGRAMS.>>SPORTS MARKETING DEGREES?>>SPORTS MARKETING DEGREES?>>WHAT?>>WHAT? IS THAT WHAT YOU HAVE? IS THAT WHAT YOU HAVE?>>I WISH!>>I WISH! I WAS — I WAS BORN TOO EARLY, I WAS — I WAS BORN TOO EARLY, APPARENTLY. APPARENTLY. MY GOD. MY GOD.>>WILLIE HAS ONE.>>WILLIE HAS ONE.>>I KNOW.>>I KNOW. I WISH I DID. I WISH I DID. WISH I DID. WISH I DID. WORK FOR THE NEW YORK YANKEES, WORK FOR THE NEW YORK YANKEES, FRONT OFFICE. FRONT OFFICE. [ APPLAUSE ] [ APPLAUSE ]>>AH, THAT WAS — OH!>>AH, THAT WAS — OH! LOOK AT THAT. LOOK AT THAT.>>BOO!>>BOO!>>I KNEW THAT WOULD GO OVER>>I KNEW THAT WOULD GO OVER WELL IN THIS ROOM. WELL IN THIS ROOM. I’M NOT POLLING WELL IN NEW I’M NOT POLLING WELL IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. HAMPSHIRE.>>AND A POLITICIAN, THE DAY>>AND A POLITICIAN, THE DAY BEFORE THE NEW HAMPSHIRE BEFORE THE NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY. PRIMARY. YOU DON’T DO THAT. YOU DON’T DO THAT.>>AND TALKED A LOT ABOUT YOUR>>AND TALKED A LOT ABOUT YOUR CONTRAST WITH BERNIE SANDERS. CONTRAST WITH BERNIE SANDERS.>>YES.>>YES.>>UP IN A LATEST POLL IN THIRD>>UP IN A LATEST POLL IN THIRD PLACE NOW NIPPING AT HEELS SOON PLACE NOW NIPPING AT HEELS SOON OF MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG. OF MAYOR PETE BUTTIGIEG. HOW DO YOU CONTRAST YOURSELF HOW DO YOU CONTRAST YOURSELF WITH MAYOR BUTTIGIEG? WITH MAYOR BUTTIGIEG? IN OTHER WORDS, IN A SIMILAR IN OTHER WORDS, IN A SIMILAR LANE NOT FOR MED CUELLARICARE FO LANE NOT FOR MED CUELLARICARE FO AN OPTION, WON’T TAKE AWAY YOUR AN OPTION, WON’T TAKE AWAY YOUR PRIVATE INSURANCE. PRIVATE INSURANCE. WHAT’S THE DISHESFFERENCE BETWEE WHAT’S THE DISHESFFERENCE BETWEE YOU AND PETE BUTTIGIEG ON YOU AND PETE BUTTIGIEG ON POLICY? POLICY?>>MY AGE, 59, THE NEW AGE,>>MY AGE, 59, THE NEW AGE, THERE YOU GO. THERE YOU GO.>>AND I’M 32.>>AND I’M 32.>>IN THIS FIELD, THIS IS NEW.>>IN THIS FIELD, THIS IS NEW. SECOND THING, ACTUALLY GOTTEN SECOND THING, ACTUALLY GOTTEN THINGS DONE THROUGH THE GRIDLOCK THINGS DONE THROUGH THE GRIDLOCK OF WASHINGTON. OF WASHINGTON. PASSED OVER 100 BILLS AS A LEAD PASSED OVER 100 BILLS AS A LEAD DEMOCRAT. DEMOCRAT. YOU LOOK AT AN OPPONENT FOR YOU LOOK AT AN OPPONENT FOR DONALD TRUMP I’D SAY THAT IS A DONALD TRUMP I’D SAY THAT IS A NICE MATCHUP, BECAUSE HE TALKS NICE MATCHUP, BECAUSE HE TALKS AND BLUSTERS A LOT, BUT HASN’T AND BLUSTERS A LOT, BUT HASN’T HELPED PEOPLE WITH THINGS LIKE HELPED PEOPLE WITH THINGS LIKE RISING PHARMACEUTICAL PRICES OR RISING PHARMACEUTICAL PRICES OR RAIL TO MANCHESTER, LITERALLY RAIL TO MANCHESTER, LITERALLY RIGHT NOW YOU CAN GET BETTER RIGHT NOW YOU CAN GET BETTER CELL SERVICE IN ICELAND WITH ALL CELL SERVICE IN ICELAND WITH ALL OF ITS VOLCANOES AND THAT YOU OF ITS VOLCANOES AND THAT YOU CAN IN FRANKONIA NOTCH, NEW CAN IN FRANKONIA NOTCH, NEW HAMPSHIRE. HAMPSHIRE. ONE THING THAT UNIFIES US WE ONE THING THAT UNIFIES US WE WANT TO WIN AND WIN BIG AND I’VE WANT TO WIN AND WIN BIG AND I’VE WON IN RURAL AREASISH SUBURBAN WON IN RURAL AREASISH SUBURBAN DISTRICTS EVERY SINGLE TIME DISTRICTS EVERY SINGLE TIME INCLUDING MICHELE BACHMANN’S INCLUDING MICHELE BACHMANN’S DISTRICT, OKAY. DISTRICT, OKAY. THERE YOU GO. THERE YOU GO.>>YOON2,000 VOTES SEPARATED HIL>>YOON2,000 VOTES SEPARATED HIL CLINTON/DONALD TRUMP. CLINTON/DONALD TRUMP. SHE WON THE STATE, BUT BARELY. SHE WON THE STATE, BUT BARELY. THEY WANT A CANDIDATE THAT CAN THEY WANT A CANDIDATE THAT CAN ACTUALLY BRING PEOPLE WITH HER. ACTUALLY BRING PEOPLE WITH HER.>>DO YOU AGREE WITH VICE>>DO YOU AGREE WITH VICE PRESIDENT PRESIDENT PRESIDENT BIDEN’S CONCERN, PUT PRESIDENT BIDEN’S CONCERN, PUT UP AN AD, A MAYOR ISN’T READY TO UP AN AD, A MAYOR ISN’T READY TO BE COMMANDER IN CHIEF? BE COMMANDER IN CHIEF?>>VERY MUCH I RESPECT MAYOR>>VERY MUCH I RESPECT MAYOR PETE’S EXPERIENCE IN THE PETE’S EXPERIENCE IN THE MILITARY AND RESPECT A LOT OF MILITARY AND RESPECT A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE EXPERIENCE IN PEOPLE THAT HAVE EXPERIENCE IN SMALL TOWNS. SMALL TOWNS. I’VE GOT A LOT OF SMALL TOWNS. I’VE GOT A LOT OF SMALL TOWNS. NEW HAMPSHIRE HAS A LOT OF SMALL NEW HAMPSHIRE HAS A LOT OF SMALL TOWNS. TOWNS. I THINK THE ADDED EXPERIENCE. I THINK THE ADDED EXPERIENCE. I WAS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AS I WAS IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AS WELL FOR EIGHT YEARS. WELL FOR EIGHT YEARS. AND I THINK THE, AS AN ELECTED AND I THINK THE, AS AN ELECTED OFFICIAL, BUT I THINK THE ADDED OFFICIAL, BUT I THINK THE ADDED EXPERIENCE I HAVE IS 12 YEARS AS EXPERIENCE I HAVE IS 12 YEARS AS A U.S. SENATOR. A U.S. SENATOR. IT IS ACTUALLY PASSING BILLS AND IT IS ACTUALLY PASSING BILLS AND KNOWING HOW TO WORK ACROSS THE KNOWING HOW TO WORK ACROSS THE AISLE. AISLE.>>BUT IS A MAYOR OF A>>BUT IS A MAYOR OF A 100,000-PERSON TOWN READY TO BE 100,000-PERSON TOWN READY TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES? PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES?>>I HAVE ALWAYS SAID THAT>>I HAVE ALWAYS SAID THAT EVERYONE ON THAT DEBATE STAGE EVERYONE ON THAT DEBATE STAGE WOULD BE A BETTER PRESIDENT THAN WOULD BE A BETTER PRESIDENT THAN PRESIDENT TRUMP. PRESIDENT TRUMP. [ APPLAUSE ] [ APPLAUSE ] I BELIEVE THAT — ANY ONE — I I BELIEVE THAT — ANY ONE — I THINK THAT — THAT MY EXPERIENCE THINK THAT — THAT MY EXPERIENCE IS VERY, VERY IMPORTANT HERE, IS VERY, VERY IMPORTANT HERE, AND IT’S ALSO THE EXPERIENCE OF AND IT’S ALSO THE EXPERIENCE OF GETTING THE RESPECT FROM PEOPLE GETTING THE RESPECT FROM PEOPLE ACROSS THE AISLE. ACROSS THE AISLE. LOOK AT THE ENDORSEMENT I’VE LOOK AT THE ENDORSEMENT I’VE GOTTEN IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. GOTTEN IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. EVERY SINGLE NEWSPAPER. EVERY SINGLE NEWSPAPER. UNION LEADER. UNION LEADER. KEEN SENTINEL AND NOT TO MENTION

News Wrap: Putin travels to Syria to meet with Assad, military officials


In the day’s other news: Russia’s President
Vladimir Putin traveled to Syria, as the U.S. confrontation with Iran roiled the Middle
East. Syrian state media released images of Putin meeting with President Bashar al-Assad
in Damascus. The men also met with military commanders. Russia intervened in the Syrian
war in 2015. In the U.S. Senate, Majority Leader Mitch
McConnell announced that Republicans have agreed on rules for President Trump’s impeachment
trial. He said he has the votes to delay a decision on calling witnesses until after
opening statements. That same process was used in President Clinton’s
impeachment trial. SEN. MITCH MCCONNELL (R-KY): What was good
enough for President Clinton in an impeachment trial should’ve been good enough for President
Trump. And all we’re doing here is saying, we’re going to get started in exactly the
same way that 100 senators agreed to 20 years ago. JUDY WOODRUFF: Democrats say the situation
is different now because the Trump White House blocked key officials from testifying to House
investigators. And Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says
he is not giving up. SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): I am not only hopeful,
but I think there’s a pretty decent chance that we’re going to get enough Republicans
to vote for witnesses and documents during this trial. If there’s no witnesses and documents, we
will have the ability at the beginning of the trial and as we go through it to get votes,
and we’re going to get them. JUDY WOODRUFF: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
has refused to send articles of impeachment to the Senate, in a bid to press for witness
testimony. We will dig into this more later in the program. The U.S. Justice Department called today for
Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, to serve up to six months
in prison. In a court filing, federal prosecutors said that Flynn stopped cooperating in the
Russia investigation and has attacked them instead. He faces sentencing in three weeks
for lying to the FBI. Puerto Rico is under a state of emergency
after an early-morning earthquake. The tremor shook the U.S. territory and its three million
people, with substantial damage along the southern coast. John Yang has our report. JOHN YANG: Cars crushed under collapsed garages,
churches reduced to rubble, scenes of devastation after a magnitude-6.4 earthquake jolted Puerto
Ricans before dawn today. SILVESTRE HORTA, Puerto Rico (through translator):
I was sleeping when the house began falling down, bit by bit. I grabbed my bag I had prepared
and ran outside and jumped off the balcony. Man, it was terrible. I don’t wish that on
anyone. JOHN YANG: A series of quakes along three
fault lines has shaken Puerto Rico since Christmas. This morning’s was centered just off the southern
coast near Ponce, and did its heaviest damage in that region. One man in Ponce died when
a wall caved in on his house. Large swathes of the island were left without
power, and some 300,000 customers lost water service. The iconic beachside Punta Ventana
rock formation collapsed into the sea. Governor Wanda Vazquez declared an emergency
and said the earthquake damage is the worst since 1918. GOV. WANDA VAZQUEZ, Puerto Rico (through translator):
We are talking about a situation that Puerto Rico has never been exposed to during the
last 102 years. So, we are talking about something for which we could not prepare. We are talking
about a situation that happens without notice. JOHN YANG: And with aftershocks rippling across
the island throughout the day, many Puerto Ricans are unnerved. IRIS TIRADO, Puerto Rico (through translator):
What I want to do now is leave. I want to leave, and not stay there anymore, because
I no longer live in peace. If I want to go in a room, I have to think about it twice.
If I go to the kitchen, I am concerned. I don’t want to go in there. JOHN YANG: Officials are warning of more tremors
to come on an island still recovering from the devastating Hurricane Maria in 2017. For the “PBS NewsHour,” I’m John Yang. JUDY WOODRUFF: In Australia, firefighters
tried to take advantage of cooler, rainy conditions today, before temperatures heat up again.
Scores of fires have killed 25 people and destroyed 2,000 homes in recent weeks. In New South Wales, some 130 fires are still
burning, and 50 of those are out of control. Crews say there’s only so much they can do. BRENDAN O’CONNOR, Balmoral Volunteer Fire
Chief: Either when the good lord opens up the heavens and gives us weeks of rain, or
it burns to the coastline. It’s really the only options. It is too large to put out. Anything that we’re doing just isn’t working,
and that’s with all the aircraft as well. We can slow it down, but, yes, very hard to
stop. JUDY WOODRUFF: The latest estimates put damage
from the fires near $500 million. Back in this country, Facebook has announced
a ban on sophisticated doctored videos known as deepfakes. They use artificial intelligence
and other tools to generate false, but realistic video clips. The company says it is part of
an effort to fight online disinformation. The Trump administration today proposed rescinding
a rule against racial segregation in housing. The Obama era standard mandates local plans
to address the problem. The Department of Housing and Urban Development said today that
the rule is overly burdensome. And on Wall Street, worries about Iran welled
up again today and pushed stocks down. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 119 points
to close at 28583. The Nasdaq fell about three points, and the S&P 500 slipped nine. Still to come on the “NewsHour”: we speak
with Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders just weeks before the Iowa caucuses;
the standoff between Senator McConnell and Speaker Pelosi over Trump’s impeachment trial;
and much more.