Klobuchar urges Biden to pick nonwhite woman as running mate

June 19, 2020

CHICAGO (AP) – Amy Klobuchar is dropping out of vice presidential contention and urging Democrat Joe Biden to select a woman of color instead.

The Minnesota senator said Thursday night on MSNBC that she called the presumptive presidential nominee Wednesday night and made the suggestion.

She says it would be a step Biden could take to help “heal this nation.”

It comes as the senator’s home state has been roiled by the killing of George Floyd by a white Minneapolis police officer.

Klobuchar herself came under fire for her handling of a murder case when she was a prosecutor that sent a black teen to prison for life.