Klobuchar dismisses White House lawyer's jab about Democrats wanting to be in Iowa

Klobuchar dismisses White House lawyer's jab about Democrats wanting to be in Iowa
© Getty Images

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharBiden says his administration could help grow 'bench' for Democrats Democrats fear coronavirus impact on November turnout Hillicon Valley: Zoom draws new scrutiny amid virus fallout | Dems step up push for mail-in voting | Google to lift ban on political ads referencing coronavirus MORE (D-Minn.) countered White House counsel Pat Cipollone’s comment that the Democratic senators running for president are "upset because [they] should be in Iowa” rather than at the Senate’s impeachment trial Tuesday, saying she could “do two things at once.”

Responding to Cipollone, the Minnesota senator tweeted: “No. This is my constitutional duty. And I can do two things at once.”


Klobuchar has made similar comments before, saying last week, “I’m a mom, I can do two things at once,” even as it remains unclear how long the impeachment trial will last. Klobuchar noted her campaign network in the Hawkeye State, saying she would handle some campaign events remotely.

“When I can go campaign in those early states, including Nevada and South Carolina, I will,” she said. “But when I have to be there [the Senate], I will,” she said.

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSome Sanders top allies have urged him to withdraw from 2020 race: report We're at war and need wartime institutions to keep our economy producing what's necessary Larry David: Bernie Sanders should drop out of 2020 race MORE (I-Vt.), meanwhile, canceled a Wednesday Iowa campaign event due to his commitments to the Senate trial, with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOvernight Health Care: Global coronavirus cases top 1M | Cities across country in danger of becoming new hotspots | Trump to recommend certain Americans wear masks | Record 6.6M file jobless claims Trump blasts Schumer over 'incorrect sound bites' on coronavirus Trump warns against 'partisan investigations' after Pelosi establishes select committee on virus response MORE (D-N.Y.) set to host campaign events for Sanders in the state Friday and Saturday during the House’s recess, set to end Monday.