Sen. Amy Klobuchar won’t be former Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate.
The Minnesota senator took her name off the list of possible running mates Thursday, saying “this is a moment to put a woman of color” on the Democratic ticket.
“America must seize on the moment and I truly believe — as I actually told the VP last night when I called him — that I think this is a moment to put a woman of color on that ticket,” she told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell in an exclusive interview Thursday night. “And there are so many incredible, qualified women. But if you wanna heal this nation right now, my party yes, but our nation, this is a helluva way to do it.”
The move comes on the heels of weeks of unrest in Klobuchar’s home state of Minnesota after the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, whose death spurred weeks of protests across the U.S. and prompted action on police reform in some major cities.