CloseUp: Klobuchar details rural plan for NH

ADAM: WELCOME BACK TO “CLOSE
UP.”
THE CENTER FOR EFFECTIVE
LAWMAKING RANKED HER AS THE MOST
EFFECTIVE DEMOCRATIC SENATOR ON
CAPITOL HILL. NOW, SHE WANTS TO TAKE HER ’GET
IT DONE’ APPROACH TO THE WHITE
HOUSE. AMY KLOBUCHAR IS OUR GUEST THIS
MORNING. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY. >> THANKS. IT IS GREAT TO BE BACK. ADAM: PART OF BEING AN EFFECTIVE
SENATOR MEANS WORKING ACROSS THE
AISLE. WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT WHAT YOU
DO TO GET YOUR BILLS PASSED? >> IT IS THE IDEA IF YOU GO TO
WORK EVERY DAY AND THINK ABOUT
WHAT I NEED TO GET DONE FOR THE
PEOPLE OF MY STATE OR OF THIS
COUNTRY IN THE CASE OF THE
PRESIDENT, EVERYTHING ELSE MELTS AWAY. I LOOK FOR COMMON GROUND. IT DOES NOT MEAN YOU DO NOT
STAND YOUR GROUND. WITH PEOPLE LIKE MITCH MCCONNELL
EMPOWER, YOU HAVE TO DO THAT. IT JUST MEANS YOU FIGURE OUT
THIS PERSON WILL WORK WITH ME ON
BROADBAND. THIS PERSON CARES ABOUT SMALL
BUSINESSES AND EXPORTS AND
MAKING SURE WE HAVE AN EDUCATION
SYSTEM THAT WORKS FOR THE ARCH
BURNERS WE WANT TO TRAIN —
ENTREPRENEURS NEW HAMPSHIRE WANTS TO TRAIN. YOU FIND IT AND YOU PASS IT. IT IS STRAIGHTFORWARD. YOUR RHETORIC HAS TO BE
SOMETHING WHERE YOU ARE REACHING
OUT AND TRYING TO BRING PEOPLE
WITH YOU INSTEAD OF JUST BEATING
THEM UP ALL THE TIME. IT IS ONE OF THE REASONS I PASS
BILLS. IT IS ALSO HOW I AM RUNNING THIS
CAMPAIGN. ON THE DEBATE STAGE, I AM VERY
AWARE OF THE FACT THAT YOU WILL
HAVE INDEPENDENTS AND MODERATE
REPUBLICANS WHO ARE NOT HAPPY
WITH DONALD TRUMP WHO ARE
WATCHING THAT DEBATE. IT IS THE WAY YOU BRING THEM IN
TO GET THE VOTES IN THE GENERAL
ELECTION. MOST IMPORTANTLY, IT IS THE WAY
YOU GOVERN. I DO NOT WANT TO BE THE
PRESIDENT FOR HALF OF AMERICA. I WANT TO BE PRESIDENT FOR ALL
OF AMERICA. ADAM: IF YOU’RE PRESIDENT AND
MITCH MCCONNELL IS STILL LEADER
OF THE SENATE, HARD TO IMAGINE
HE WILL WANT TO BRING FORWARD
ANY BILL ON GUN VIOLENCE. HOW DO YOU CONVINCE THEM TO DO
THAT IF YOU ARE THE PRESIDENT? WE’VE HEARD OTHER CANDIDATES SAY
“I’M GOING TO TAKE MY CASE TO
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.”
IT SEEMS LIKE THAT HAS NOT
WORKED. >> A RECENT POLL SHOWED THE
MAJORITY OF TRUMP VOTERS WANT TO
SEE SENSIBLE BACKGROUND CHECKS,
WHICH I WISH THE GOVERNOR HAD
NOT VETOED IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. THE MAJORITY OF TRUMP VOTERS
WANT TO SEE IT, THE MAJORITY OF
HUNTERS WANT TO SEE IT. I THINK THERE HAS BEEN A SEA
CHANGE AFTER EL PASO, DAYTON,
MIDLAND, PARKLAND, AND OTHER
PLACES. ONE BY ONE, PEOPLE SAID WAIT A
MINUTE. I AM A RESPONSIBLE GUN OWNER AND
HUNTER, BUT I’M NOT ONE TO BE ON
THE SIDE OF THESE KINDS OF MASS
MURDEROUS. IF THERE IS A WAY TO STOP THEM
FROM GETTING A GUN, AND IN MANY
CASES AN ASSAULT WEAPON, WE
SHOULD DO IT. THAT IS WHY I FAVOR MOVING
FORWARD ON THESE BILLS. I AM NOT EVEN WAITING TO BE
PRESIDENT FOR THIS. MITCH MCCONNELL HAS GOT TO DO
THIS NEXT WEEK. HE HAS TO CALL THESE FOR A VOTE. THEY WILL PASS. IT IS IN HIS HANDS. ADAM: IT SEEMS ALMOST ARCHAIC. PRO-GUN PEOPLE SAY IT IS AN
ARSENAL AGAINST GOVERNMENT
TYRANNY. THAT IS THEIR RIGHT UNDER THE
SECOND AMENDMENT. IF THEY ARE TAKING CARE OF GUN
SAFETY, HOW ARE THEY PART OF THE
PROBLEM? >> NOT ALL GUN OWNERS ARE SAYING
THAT SAME THING. A LOT OF THEM SAY AS THE SUPREME
COURT HAS SAID, I HAVE A RIGHT
TO HAVE A GUN. THEY DO. HUNTING IS IMPORTANT IN
MINNESOTA AND NEW HAMPSHIRE. THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE A
GUN. BUT YOU ALSO HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE GUN SAFETY RULES IN PLACE
TO PROTECT PEOPLE. I ALWAYS SAY, DOES THIS HURT MY
UNCLE IN A DEER STAND? THESE DON’T. LET’S MAKE SURE THE COPS HAVE
ENOUGH TIME TO MAKE SURE THIS
PERSON DOES NOT HAVE A SERIOUS
CONVICTION OR SOME KIND OF MAJOR
MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE IN THE PAST. OK? NUMBER TWO, LET’S CLOSE THESE
LOOPHOLES SO THE SAME RULES
APPLY IF YOU GET A GUN AT A GUN
SHOW OR NOT. THIRD, AND THESE ARE THINGS I
THINK WOULD BE HELPFUL IN
CERTAIN CASES, CLOSE THE
BOYFRIEND LOOPHOLE. THAT IS MY BILL. MAKE SURE PEOPLE CONVICTED OF
SERIOUS DOMESTIC ABUSE CANNOT
GET AN AK-47, BECAUSE THEY OFTEN
USE THEM TO KILL PEOPLE IN THE
HOUSEHOLD, WHETHER IT IS A
SPOUSE OR GIRLFRIEND. THOSE ARE COMMON SENSE BILLS ON
MITCH MCCONNELL’S DESK RIGHT
NOW. IN ADDITION, I WOULD PUT LIMITS
ON MAGAZINES AND LOOK AT THE
ASSAULT WEAPON BAN I SUPPORT. WE CANNOT WAIT UNTIL WE HAVE A
NEW PRESIDENT. WE HAVE TO GET THESE BILLS DONE
NOW. ADAM: YOU HAVE A NEW RURAL PLAN. HOW WOULD YOUR PLAN BENEFIT NEW
HAMPSHIRE? >> YOU HAVE THOUSANDS OF FARMS
HERE. I GOT TO VISIT ONE SMALL FARM. THAT IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF
YOUR ECONOMY. YOU ALSO HAVE RURAL COMMUNITIES,
A BIG PERCENTAGE OF RURAL
COMMUNITIES. I THINK ONE THIRD OF GRANITE
STATERS LIVE IN RURAL AREAS. THAT MEANS NOT
ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL. RURAL HOSPITALS AND RURAL
EDUCATION ARE DIFFERENT. YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE
CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITALS. OTHERWISE, THERE WOULD BE NO
HEALTH CARE AT ALL IN RURAL
AREAS. I WAS THE FIRST CANDIDATE TO
MELT AND INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN FOR
RURAL BROADBAND BECAUSE I SAW
THE NEED FOR RURAL BROADBAND IN
PLACES LIKE THE ENHANCER AS WELL
AS COMMUTER RAIL TO PLACES LIKE MANCHESTER. WE HAVE A PRESIDENT THAT HAS NOT
DELIVERED ON THOSE PROMISES. FINALLY, ISSUES LIKE OPIOID
ADDICTION AND MENTAL HEALTH HURT
ALL OF NEW HAMPSHIRE BUT HAVE
BEEN PARTICULARLY HARD IN SOME
OF THE RURAL AREAS. I AM THE FIRST CANDIDATE COME
OUT WITH THIS PLAN BECAUSE I
LISTENED TO THE PEOPLE HERE AND
THEY TOLD ME WE HAVE MADE SOME
CHANGES THAT ARE GOOD, BUT WE
STILL HAVE TOO MANY PEOPLE GETTING ADDICTED ON OPIOIDS AND
TOO MANY PEOPLE COMMITTING
SUICIDE OR STRUGGLING WITH
MENTAL ILLNESS WITHOUT A PLACE
TO GET HELP. ADAM: MOVING TO FOREIGN POLICY. THE PRESIDENT RECENTLY SAID HE
EXPECTS TO KEEP ABOUT 9,000 U.S. TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN. IF YOU’RE PRESIDENT, ARE THOSE
TROOPS COMING HOME? >> I WOULD LIKE TO BRING THOSE
TROOPS HOME SOONER RATHER THAN
LATER. RIGHT NOW, KIDS BEING SENT TO
AFGHANISTAN FROM THE U.S., MANY
OF THEM WERE NOT EVEN BORN WHEN
WE STARTED GETTING INVOLVED IN
THE CONFLICT. WE HAVE BEEN THERE OVER 18
YEARS. MY HOPE WOULD BE, AND THE
PRESIDENT HAS NEVER BEEN THAT
GOOD AT WORKING WITH ALLIES, AS
WE KNOW FROM HOW HE
PRECIPITOUSLY GOT OUT OF THE
ARABIAN NUCLEAR — ARABIAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT, IS WE WORK
WITH THE ALLIES. WE PUSH TO KEEP THE DEMOCRACY
GAINS IN PLACE WITH THE HOPE OF
BRINGING THE TROOPS HOME. ADAM: SPEAKING OF THE MILITARY,
IT IS CLEAR ALL OF THE DEMOCRATS
WOULD LIKE TO DO SOMETHING TO
ADDRESS SYSTEMIC RACISM IN THE
U.S. SO IF YOU BECOME PRESIDENT, WILL
YOU TAKE ACTION TO RE-NAME THE
10 MAJOR MILITARY BASES NAMED IN
HONOR OF CONFEDERATE MILITARY
LEADERS, INCLUDING FORT BRAGG,
FORT BENNING, AND FORT HOOD? >> I THINK THAT IS SOMETHING WE
SHOULD LOOK AT. I’M GOING TO CONSULT WITH THE
MILITARY AND PEOPLE IN EACH
STATE AND MAKE A GOOD DECISION
ABOUT THAT. WE HAVE RENAMED THINGS OVER THE
YEARS. I DON’T LIKE THE FACT THAT THE
WASHINGTON, D.C., FOOTBALL TEAM
IS NAMED THE REDSKINS. I HAVE TAKEN A STRONG POSITION
ON THAT. OVER TIME, YOU RENAME PLACES AND
YOU HAVE NEW HEROES THAT EMERGE
FROM WARS. WE HAVE NEW PEOPLE THAT HAVE WON
PURPLE HEARTS AND SERVED OUR
COUNTRY. THINGS DO GET RENAMED. I THINK IT IS ALWAYS A GOOD
THING TO LOOK AT RENAMING. ADAM: WEATHER THAN LOOKING,
WOULD YOU DO IT? >> I WOULD WANT TO GET INPUT. BUT OVERALL, I THINK IT IS A
GOOD IDEA. ADAM: WHY ARE YOU A GOOD
CANDIDATE TO BEAT DONALD TRUMP? >> WE NEED GOOD PEOPLE THAT CAN
BRING PEOPLE ALONG WITH THEM AND
NOT SHUT THEM OUT. I AM RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT OF
THE UNITED STATES. WHEN YOU LOOK AT MY TRACK
RECORD, WHEN I LEAVE THE TICKET,
I BRING UP — WHEN I LEAD THE
TICKET, I BRING THE VOTERS WE
NEED TO WIN. I AM SOMEONE THAT LIKES TO GET
THINGS DONE. I BELIEVE WHEN YOU HAVE SOMEONE
LIKE DONALD TRUMP THAT TRIES TO
DIVIDE PEOPLE, THAT LITERALLY
WAKES UP EVERY MORNING AND SAYS,
HOW CAN I GO AFTER IMMIGRANTS,
PEOPLE OF COLOR, AND YOU HAVE SOMEONE LIKE THAT, YOU WANT
SOMEONE VERY DIFFERENT RUNNING
AGAINST HIM. THAT IS SOMEONE A SAYS TO THE
VOTERS THAT MAY HAVE VOTED FOR
HIM AND ARE NOW HAVING SECOND
THOUGHTS, WAIT A MINUTE, WHAT IS
HE DOING FOR YOU WHEN IT COMES
TO PHARMACEUTICAL PRICES? THEY HAVE GONE UP, NOT DOWN. WHAT IS HE DOING FOR YOU IN THE
TRADE WAR WITH FARMERS AND
WORKERS BEING HURT BY THIS? WE HAVE A TRADE DEFICIT WORSE
THAN IT HAS EVER BEEN. HOW ABOUT THE DEBT? NEW HAMPSHIRE CARES A LOT ABOUT
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY. THIS IS A GUY THAT HAS ADDED TO
THE DEBT. THE TAX BILL HAS ADDED OVER $1
TRILLION MORE ON THE SHOULDERS
OF THE PEOPLE OF THIS
HARD-WORKING STATE. THOSE ARE THE CASES I WILL MAKE
WITH CREDIBILITY BECAUSE OF MY
RECORD AND WHAT I HAVE DON

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