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Klobuchar 'feeling good' about Democrats taking control of Senate

Klobuchar 'feeling good' about Democrats taking control of Senate
© Greg Nash

Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSenate Democrats call on Biden to immediately invoke Defense Production Act Senate Democrats make democracy reform first bill of new majority Google completes Fitbit acquisition MORE (D-Minn.) is bullish about Democrats’ chances of winning a Senate majority, saying on “Fox News Sunday” that she is “feeling good" about them.

“I am feeling good about the Senate,” Klobuchar said in response to a poll cited by Fox’s Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceFox News's DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire Arkansas governor: Intelligence on state capitol protests 'not to the level that I'm bringing out the National Guard' Mulvaney: Earlier Trump controversies were 'policy differences' or 'stylistic,' but 'Wednesday was existential' MORE showing a close race between her colleague, Sen. Tina SmithTina Flint SmithSenate majority battle snags Biden Cabinet hopefuls Smith wins reelection in Minnesota Democrats expand Senate map, putting GOP on defense MORE (D-Minn.), and GOP candidate Jason LewisJason LewisRep. Angie Craig defends Minnesota House seat in race clouded by legal confusion Smith wins reelection in Minnesota Klobuchar 'feeling good' about Democrats taking control of Senate MORE.

“Smith holding onto the seat, I put at 100 percent,” Klobuchar added, noting a poll by the Democratic-leaning firm Public Policy Polling that shows Smith 9 points ahead.

Klobuchar also expressed optimism about races in several other states that will be key to Democratic control of the Senate, including North Carolina, Arizona and Iowa. She also predicted Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Scalise bringing Donna Brazile as guest to Biden inauguration Sidney Powell withdraws 'kraken' lawsuit in Georgia MORE would dominate in the Midwest, pointing to President TrumpDonald TrumpLil Wayne gets 11th hour Trump pardon Trump grants clemency to more than 100 people, including Bannon Trump expected to pardon Bannon: reports MORE’s weakness among suburban voters.

“Suburban voters in the Midwest … they don’t like the lack of civility,” she added.

Wallace also questioned Klobuchar on Biden’s energy policies, including his opposition to new fracking permits and his call for the U.S. to transition away from use of oil. The Trump campaign has frequently falsely claimed Biden seeks to outright ban fracking.

“[Biden] has made very clear that he is not against fracking he just wants to have safety rules in place,” Klobuchar responded, adding that on the issue of the oil industry, “[w]hat he’s talking about it stopping the oil subsidies and transitioning to renewable fuels.”

The Minnesota senator went on to tie numerous examples of extreme weather and environmental events, ranging from West Coast wildfires to the inordinately long 2020 hurricane season, to an overreliance on fossil fuels.