Sen. Cortez Masto withdraws name from Biden VP consideration

Clay Curtis
May 30, 2020

"Amy Klobuchar is an absolute no-go", said Keith Williams, chairman of the Democratic Party Black Caucus in MI, a battleground state Biden hopes to win back after Trump's 2016 victory there.

Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, and former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke will speak at the Texas Democratic Party's 2020 Convention next month.

Klobuchar, a white moderate like Biden, previously served as the top prosecutor for the Minnesota county that includes Minneapolis, where Floyd died on Monday after a white officer knelt on his neck for several minutes as Floyd, who was also handcuffed, gasped that he could not breathe. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks to union members during an International Union of Painters and Allied Trades convention at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.

"The Silver State has done incredible work electing Democrats up and down the ticket", the senator said.

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The county attorney's office confirmed in a statement that Klobuchar had no role in the 2006 case.

Her record sparked a protest at one of her presidential rallies in March, with demonstrators chanting "Black lives matter" as she took the stage, and will cause concern for the Biden camp, who count African Americans as a core bloc of support. Harris endorsed Biden after dropping out of the race, but her earlier criticism of him during a Democratic primary debate about his opposition to school busing rankled some people close to Biden.

"We wish Joe Biden and Texas Democrats the best of luck in attaining their decades long pipe dream of turning Texas blue", said Samantha Cotten, a campaign spokeswoman. "It is an honor to be considered as a potential running mate but I have made a decision to withdraw my name from consideration", Cortez Masto said in a statement.

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