Klobuchar Defends #MeToo Movement, Questioning of Kavanaugh at Fox News Town Hall


Senator Amy Klobuchar did a town hall on Fox News tonight and was asked at one point about the #MeToo movement and her reactions to both Justice Brett Kavanaugh and her former fellow Minnesota senator Al Franken.

Martha MacCallum questioned Klobuchar about her comment on Franken that “for some of these things, there should be due process, and I felt like this was one of them,” asking, “Why just for some of these situations?”

“I think for all of these situation you’ve gotta have a process that works,” Klobuchar responded. “I did feel that there should be due process and I feel that everywhere.”

MacCallum asked if she believes the #MeToo movement “has gone too far.”

“You look at things on a case by case basis,” Klobuchar said. “I don’t think it’s gone too far because I think we still have harassment going on in the workplaces. All I’m saying one case isn’t exactly like another.”

At one point Bret Baier asked about Kavanaugh and whether he had due process “when he was questioned by you in that committee” with respect to being innocent until proven guilty.

Klobuchar said, “I’m only smiling because, like, he got a really good job out of the whole thing… Yes, I think he did. He had a process, and that process was a hearing before the Senate.”

She brought up the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and criticized Kavanaugh for “politicizing the whole judiciary with how he acted.”

“I was very surprised where I was simply trying to mesh his story with her story,” she said of her infamous exchange with Kavanaugh, in which she asked him about blackout drinking and he responded, “I don’t know, have you?” He apologized later on in the hearing.

“I decided I could’ve gone down there with him,” Klobuchar said, “but I decided, in my head, maybe it triggered with my dad, I thought, okay, I’m taking the keys away from you, I am not going down here with you.”

Baier asked if “there’s a difference from how you look at the Al Franken thing and how you did the Brett Kavanaugh thing.”

“No, I don’t think so,” Klobuchar responded.

You can watch above, via Fox News.

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