Klobuchar says subpoenaing the whistleblower 'would be a serious, serious mistake'

Klobuchar says subpoenaing the whistleblower 'would be a serious, serious mistake'
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharOpen-ended antitrust is an innovation killer FBI, DHS and Pentagon officials to testify on Capitol riot Five big takeaways on the Capitol security hearings MORE (D-Minn.)  said Sunday that subpoenaing the whistleblower who helped spark the House impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald TrumpNoem touts South Dakota coronavirus response, knocks lockdowns in CPAC speech On The Trail: Cuomo and Newsom — a story of two embattled governors McCarthy: 'I would bet my house' GOP takes back lower chamber in 2022 MORE “would be a serious, serious mistake.”

The senator told George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosBrooke Baldwin to leave CNN Fauci: Stimulus bill needs to be passed for schools to reopen Coons blames McConnell for Trump acquittal: We needed 'more Republican courage' MORE on ABC's "This Week" that a whistleblower should not be forced to testify, adding there is a danger the doing so would set a precedent for future whistleblowers. Republican lawmakers have been clamoring for testimony from the whistleblower, which House Intelligence Committee Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffBiden holds off punishing Saudi crown prince, despite US intel Overnight Defense: Biden sends message with Syria airstrike | US intel points to Saudi crown prince in Khashoggi killing | Pentagon launches civilian-led sexual assault commission Democrats demand Saudi accountability over Khashoggi killing MORE (D-Calif.) has denied.

She continued saying House investigators had more direct information from the officials who testified than they would get from the whistleblower.

“It’s been pointed out the whistleblower had limited secondhand information, and now, right in front of the nation, people have testified under oath who had firsthand information about the fact that the president made this call and very specifically tied it with dirt on a political opponent,” Klobuchar told ABC’s “This Week.” 

“So I think that would be a serious, serious mistake,” she added.

Klobuchar added that the “bigger issue” is the American people are watching and want a “patriotism and value check” on Trump, citing the election results in Kentucky and Virginia, where the Democratic party received wins.

“As Democrats, as we go into this presidential race, George, we better not screw this up,” she said.