Klobuchar doubles down on Buttigieg attack: 'Experience does matter'

Klobuchar doubles down on Buttigieg attack: 'Experience does matter'
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSharpton eulogizes Daunte Wright: 'Tags of racism' have expired Hawley votes against anti-Asian hate crime bill Tech companies duke it out at Senate hearing MORE (D-Minn.) again hit fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBiden administration takes step toward allowing California to set its own tailpipe emissions standards Republicans unveil 8 billion infrastructure plan DOT appoints chief science officer for first time in 40 years MORE on Sunday, defending her experience as a Washington lawmaker. 

"I just think the fact that someone has experience can be a really good thing right now when we have a president who went in there with no experience and has done nothing when it comes to helping regular people," Klobuchar on CNN's "State of the Union." 

Klobuchar's remarks came in response to a question about her attack on Buttigieg during last Thursday's debate

The senator hit the South Bend, Ind. mayor for what she said was him mocking "100 years of experience on the stage." 

Defending her remarks, Klobuchar on Sunday  touted some of her opponents' achievements. 

"I pointed out to him that experience does matter, that is how we got the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau because of Elizabeth's work," she said, referencing Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden plan would nearly double capital gains tax for wealthy: report Top general concerned about Afghan forces after US troops leave Progressives divided over efforts to repeal SALT cap MORE (D-Mass.), another White House hopeful.


She also touted Sen. Cory BookerCory BookerTim Scott to deliver GOP response to Biden's speech to Congress The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Chauvin conviction puts renewed focus on police reform New signs of progress emerge on police reform MORE's (D-N.J.) work on the First Step Act as well as former candidate Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisGOP sees immigration as path to regain power Senate confirms Gupta nomination in tight vote Earth Day 2021: New directions for US climate policy rhetoric MORE's (D-Calif.) work "helping consumers in California."

Klobuchar also said that her campaign has "huge momentum right now." 

Her campaign raised more than $1 million in a day after the debate, she said. 

She also said that she has had large crowds in "tiny, tiny towns" as she campaigns across Iowa ahead of the first-in-the-nation caucuses in February.