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 KlobucharBiden confirms he's considering Whitmer for VP Democratic senators call on domestic airlines to issue cash refunds for travelers Biden's pick for vice president doesn't matter much MORE (D-Minn.) again hit fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Pence defends response, says Trump never 'belittled' virus threat Reuters poll finds Sanders cutting Biden national lead to single digits Biden says he'll adopt plans from Sanders, Warren 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 WarrenHillicon Valley: T-Mobile, Sprint complete merger | Warren pushes food delivery apps to classify workers as full employees | Lawsuit accuses Zoom of improperly sharing user data Warren calls on food delivery apps to classify workers as full employees Biden confirms he's considering Whitmer for VP MORE (D-Mass.), another White House hopeful.

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She also touted Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerDemocrats eye additional relief checks for coronavirus Lawmakers, labor leaders ramp up calls to use Defense Production Act Democratic senators call on FDA to drop restrictions on blood donations from men who have sex with men MORE's (D-N.J.) work on the First Step Act as well as former candidate Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden confirms he's considering Whitmer for VP Democratic senators call on domestic airlines to issue cash refunds for travelers Biden's pick for vice president doesn't matter much 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.