Amy Klobuchar: Biden Will Bring Back ‘Decency and Dignity to the White House’

Wednesday on ABC’s “The View,” Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) argued that 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden would “bring back decency and dignity to the White House.”

Klobuchar said, “In terms of what they should know about Joe Biden, I think it’s what we saw last night. A true leader, someone who has worked for change his whole life, someone who will have the back of the American people. What is so missing in this White House as you just discussed earlier in the show with the way he’s been handling the discussion on this virus, what’s so missing, the decency, the dignity that Joe Biden will bring back to the White House. he’s someone of great empathy, and I know you know this, Meghan, because Joe Biden was a good friend of your dad’s.”

She added, “He’s someone that will go that extra mile. I remember a friend of mine whose husband died, and Joe Biden had come to Minnesota and done an event. When I called to thank him—this is years and years ago —I told him that my friend’s husband, who had helped with the event, had suddenly died. It was of a virus actually leaving three teenage girls. I said, ‘maybe you can drop her a note or something, it might be nice, widowed at such a young age.’ He didn’t do that. He said, ‘I want her cell phone.’ I said, ‘no, you don’t have to do that, Mr. vice president.'”

“He said, ‘yes,'” she continued. “He called my friend while she was driving home from work her first day. He made her pull over on the road, the vice president of the United States, and made her write down his cell phone on her hand so she could call him whenever it was hard because he had lost his own family members. That’s just a story no one knew that story until I just told it on the show. That’s the kind of empathy that he has for people. I think that came out very clearly last night.”

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