Klobuchar: It's a problem when GOP won't work with Dems because they're 'afraid of pissing off' Trump

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharNewsom endorses Kamala Harris for president Pollster says current 2020 surveys like picking best picture Oscar before movies come out O’Rourke heading to Wisconsin amid 2020 speculation MORE (D-Minn.) on Sunday praised the late Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainMark Kelly's campaign raises over M in days after launching Senate bid The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Kidney Care Partners — Lawmakers wait for Trump's next move on border deal Mark Kelly launches Senate bid in Arizona MORE's (R-Ariz.) willingness to work across party lines during his Senate career, and lamented that fewer lawmakers do the same in the current political climate.

"We have to see more of it, and when people are afraid of pissing off President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates ambassador to Turkey Trump heads to Mar-a-Lago after signing bill to avert shutdown CNN, MSNBC to air ad turned down by Fox over Nazi imagery MORE and so they won’t come over and work with us, that’s a problem. So people are going to have to rise to the occasion," Klobuchar said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

Klobuchar said it was unsurprising that McCain's memorial service on Saturday featured numerous subtle references to the Trump presidency because the late senator was so willing to work with Democrats and "stand up and take on bullies."


She noted that she and McCain worked together on legislation to bring down the cost of prescription drugs, as well as a bill aimed at social media disclosure titled the Honest Ads Act.

Klobuchar expressed optimism that Democrats and Republicans alike will take inspiration from McCain's legacy and being working together more closely.

Dozens of current and former officials from across political parties attended Saturday's memorial service for McCain. Former Presidents Obama and George W. Bush delivered eulogies at the event, while Trump visited his golf course.

Bush, Obama and McCain's daughter Meghan McCain each seemed to take swipes at the Trump White House during their remarks praising the Senate icon.

McCain will be buried Sunday at the U.S. Naval Academy.