Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharKlobuchar pressing Barr on release of Mueller report Green New Deal vote tests Dem unity in Senate Why do so many Democrats embrace hate speech? MORE (D-Minn.) defended Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandJam-packed primary poses a serious threat to Democrats in 2020 Klobuchar pressing Barr on release of Mueller report The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Pass USMCA Coalition - Mueller report is huge win for President Trump MORE's (D-N.Y.) use of profanity, saying that the junior New York senator "speaks her mind." 

"Kirsten is very passionate about the people she represents in New York State, and she doesn't like what [President Trump] is doing," Klobuchar said on CNN Friday. "Do I use those words in Minnesota? No, I don't. But I've always enjoyed that she's someone who speaks her mind, and she decided to do it at that moment."

Gillibrand tore into President Trump during an address in New York City on Thursday, letting some colorful language slip in the process. 


"What about President Trump? Has he kept any of these promises?" Gillibrand said at the Personal Democracy Forum. "No. F--- no."

"Fundamentally, if we are not helping people, we should go the f--- home," she added of Congress at another point in her speech.

Both Klobuchar and Gillibrand have been floated as possible contenders for the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination. Gillibrand, however, has ruled out a presidential bid, saying last month that she would focus on another Senate term instead.

Gillibrand has said herself that she has a penchant for profanity, telling The Hill in 2014 that such language sometimes helps her express herself more passionately.

"I do sometimes use colorful language at work, which for whatever reason, seems to express it better," she said.