Klobuchar 'feeling good' about Democrats taking control of Senate

Klobuchar 'feeling good' about Democrats taking control of Senate
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Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy Klobuchar Klobuchar offers tribute to her father, who died Wednesday The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Cheney poised to be ousted; Biden to host big meeting Senate panel deadlocks in vote on sweeping elections bill 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) WallaceSunday shows - White House COVID-19 response coordinator says US is 'turning the corner' House Republican: Cheney has 'failed' GOP conference Facebook oversight board member on Capitol rioters: Trump was 'egging them on' MORE showing a close race between her colleague, Sen. Tina SmithTina Flint SmithSenate Democrats push Biden over raising refugee cap Sharpton eulogizes Daunte Wright: 'Tags of racism' have expired Hawley votes against anti-Asian hate crime bill 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 BidenWarren calls for US to support ceasefire between Israel and Hamas UN secretary general 'deeply disturbed' by Israeli strike on high rise that housed media outlets Nation's largest nurses union condemns new CDC guidance on masks MORE would dominate in the Midwest, pointing to President TrumpDonald TrumpSunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans Navajo Nation president on Arizona's new voting restrictions: An 'assault' on our rights The Memo: Lawmakers on edge after Greene's spat with Ocasio-Cortez 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.