Sen. Amy Klobuchar Discusses Potential Clinton VP

| by Ray Brown
Amy Klobuchar waves to a crowdAmy Klobuchar waves to a crowd

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton won't officially have her party's nomination until July and Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota pointed out that past vice presidents have come from her state.

"I think that is entirely up to her. I think coming from the state of vice presidents with Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale, both distinguished vice presidents, the joke in our state is moms bounce their babies on their knees and say, 'One day, you can grow up to be vice president,'" Klobuchar said on MSNBC.

She continued: "So we know a little bit about this. You want to have someone that you can trust. You want to have someone that the country trusts. And I think especially with the wounds we’ve seen with some of the people in our party that want to have those wounds healed with some of the divides, you want to make sure it’s someone that has that kind of optimism that will bring people together.”

Klobuchar didn't say if she would fit that role, but she has been rumored to be on a list of potential VP picks.

AOL said the Minnesota Senator is one of five potential picks and pointed out that she's "by far the best liked politician in the state," according to a PPP survey.

And vice president isn't the only big job Klobuchar has been considered for. In February, she was rumored to be a pick for the Supreme Court after the death of Antonin Scalia.

But Klobuchar denied having been contacted by the Obama administration because she wouldn't want the job.

"I won't be, because I made it very clear that I love my job representing Minnesota. And I don't want to be in the running for that job but I will tell you this -- being on the Judiciary Committee right now couldn't be more important," she told CNN.

Sources: MSNBC via Daily Caller, AOL, CNN / Photo credit: Tony Webster/Wikimedia Commons

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