Klobuchar on Trump's ask to Ukraine: 'This is the global version of Watergate'

Klobuchar on Trump's ask to Ukraine: 'This is the global version of Watergate'
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharBiden faces do-or-die primary in South Carolina Poll: Biden, Sanders tied in Texas, followed by Warren Poll: Klobuchar leads in Minnesota, followed by Sanders and Warren MORE (D-Minn.) called the controversy at the center of the impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpAdvisor: Sanders could beat Trump in Texas Bloomberg rips Sanders over Castro comments What coronavirus teaches us for preventing the next big bio threat MORE “the global version of Watergate.”

The presidential candidate told George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosRahm Emanuel: Sanders is 'stoppable' National security adviser: 'I haven't seen any intelligence' that Russia is trying to help Trump Katie Hill: 'Biphobia' led to resignation from Congress MORE on ABC’s “This Week” that she has seen enough evidence in the inquiry so far to take the president to trial in the Senate. 

“I made this very clear that I think this is an impeachable offense,” she said.

The Minnesota senator compared Trump’s ask to the Ukrainian president for information on political opponent former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden faces do-or-die primary in South Carolina Democrats view Sanders as having best shot to defeat Trump: poll Karl Rove: 'Long way to go' for Sanders to capture nomination: 'The field is splintered' MORE to Nixon’s actions during the Watergate controversy, saying people “can’t just close your eyes to this.”

“When you think back to Watergate, they didn’t close their eyes when a paranoid president, who was up for election and looking for dirt on a political opponent, got involved with having people break into an office and steal information on their opponents from a filing cabinet,” Klobuchar told Stephanopoulos. 

“Well, this is the global version of Watergate where a president is trying to get dirt on a political opponent from a world leader,” she added.

Klobuchar’s interview came after a second week of public impeachment testimony, during which several former and current Trump officials testified in front of House investigators. 

The House launched the impeachment inquiry into the president after a whistleblower reported Trump asked the Ukrainian president to look into Biden, days after withholding military aid to the country.