“Moderate” Democrat candidate Amy Klobuchar does not think English should be the national language of the United States any more.
Over a decade ago, she cast a vote on the opposite side.
The Hill reports Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) says that English should not be the official language of the U.S., a reversal from a vote she cast more than a decade ago.
At a campaign event in Las Vegas on Friday, Klobuchar said she has now “taken a strong position against” the English-language amendment, which she voted for in 2007, according to The Associated Press.
Klobuchar was one of 17 Senate Democrats to vote for the amendment, which would have reversed an executive order by former President Clinton that required government materials to be provided in languages other than English.
Her shift on the issue comes a week before the Democratic caucuses in Nevada, which has a significant Latino population and where she polls at about 10 percent support.
“I think that when you look at a state like this state, and a country like ours that is so diverse, you don’t want to have that provision in law because then it would be very difficult to have, say, government documents and other things translated into other languages,” she said Friday, according to the AP. “So that is not a position I take. I did vote that way, but way back then, along with many other people.”
In addition, per TCO, Klobuchar seems to have moved far left on immigration as well.
Unearthed 2006 video shows Democrat Presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar calling for a border fence and an end to illegal immigration, similar to President Trump’s policy now.
Klobuchar’s position has now drastically changed to fit the far more progressive view of the modern Democrat party.
I do believe that we need more resources at the border and that includes a fence.
What we have now, we have people waiting to come in legally. Thousands of people waiting to come in legally to this country, and we have people coming in illegally. That’s not right. We need to get order at the border.