Klobuchar on Fox News: Dems have to go where it’s 'uncomfortable'

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: Teachers' union President Randi Weingarten calls Trump administration plan to reopen schools 'a train wreck'; US surpasses 3 million COVID-19 cases The Hill's Coronavirus Report: DC's Bowser says protesters and nation were 'assaulted' in front of Lafayette Square last month; Brazil's Bolsonaro, noted virus skeptic, tests positive for COVID-19 Hillicon Valley: QAnon scores wins, creating GOP problem | Supreme Court upholds regulation banning robocalls to cellphones | Foreign hackers take aim at homebound Americans | Uber acquires Postmates MORE (D-Minn.), a newly announced presidential candidate, is advising Democrats running for office to appear not only "where it's comfortable, but where's it's uncomfortable," including outlets like Fox News.

“One of the reasons I came on this show is that I believe candidates for office, whether Democrat or Republican, have to go not just where it’s comfortable, but where it’s uncomfortable,” Klobuchar told Fox News anchor Bret Baier on Tuesday.

“And I love you, but, you know, Fox may not always be comfortable for Democrats but I want to make that point,” she added.


Baier during the interview asked Klobuchar if she will vote yes or no on the controversial "Green New Deal" sponsored by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Sanders-Biden climate task force calls for carbon-free power by 2035 | Park Police did not record radio transmissions during June 1 sweep of White House protesters | Court upholds protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears Biden-Sanders 'unity task force' rolls out platform recommendations Sanders-Biden climate task force calls for carbon-free power by 2035 MORE (D-N.Y.), a proposal that has been endorsed by other 2020 Democratic candidates, including Sens. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisDemocrats awash with cash in battle for Senate Tammy Duckworth hits back at Tucker Carlson: 'Walk a mile in my legs' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Trump wants schools to reopen, challenged on 'harmless' COVID-19 remark MORE (Calif.), Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic Unity Taskforce unveils party platform recommendations Progressive activist Ady Barkan endorses Biden, urges him to pick Warren as VP Congress must act now to fix a Social Security COVID-19 glitch and expand, not cut, benefits MORE (Mass.), Corey Booker (N.J.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandDemocratic lawmakers call for expanding, enshrining LGBTQ rights The Hill's 12:30 Report: Fauci 'aspirationally hopeful' of a vaccine by winter The Hill's Morning Report - Officials crack down as COVID-19 cases soar MORE (N.Y.), among others.

"Here’s the Green New Deal. If the Senate majority leader brings it to the floor, how do you vote on it?" Baier asked.

"I see it as aspirational, I see it as a jump-start," Klobuchar replied. "So I would vote yes, but I would also — if it got down to the nitty-gritty of an actual legislation as opposed to, 'oh here’s some goals we have,' that would be different for me."

The senator added she didn't agree with parts of the proposal, including the government paying those "unwilling to work" and drastically reducing air travel.

Klobuchar, 58, has served in the Senate for the past 12 years and is seen by some political commentators as more of a moderate who could appeal to voters in states President TrumpDonald John TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE won in 2016, including Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Only Klobuchar and Harris have been interviewed on Fox News since announcing their White House bids. Howard Schultz, who may run as an independent, also appeared recently in an interview with "Daily Briefing" host Dana Perino.