Oh for the love of Pete, this is beyond ridiculous! While appearing on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on Wednesday, Senator Amy Klobuchar claimed that President Trump’s is basically threatening the whistleblower with execution. What an absurd stretch!
Mitchell asked Klobuchar, “Are you concerned about the safety and security and the identity of the whistle-blower?”
“Of course I am. Our law allows people to come forward like this. I was heartened that Senator Grassley, the Chair of the Judiciary Committee who has been a long-time supporter of whistleblower protections, came forward and said this whistleblower he’s a right to come forward.” The 2020 presidential hopeful continued, “It doesn’t mean he’s a spy. It means he’s an allowed to come forward under law.”
As I said on @mitchellreports today: "We can do two things at once." We can do our constitutional duty by holding this president accountable and also move on critical issues like infrastructure and drug prices. We're doing our job — now Republicans need to step up and do theirs. pic.twitter.com/8cJF1DxddM
— Amy Klobuchar (@amyklobuchar) October 2, 2019
“When you look at the meticulous nature of that document and how this whistleblower simply, honestly recorded, and everything has been actually verified by another witness.” She continued, “He came forward and reported what he felt he had a duty as a public servant, as a patriot to report, and that’s what Senator Grassley was getting at. You don’t call this guy a spy.”
Klobuchar added, “You don’t threaten him with execution like this president has basically done when he talks about the fact that that’s how spies used to be treated. It’s not just trying to intimidate this person, who is reportedly a CIA agent, he’s trying to intimidate other witnesses as well. We have a duty to tell people that they will be protected in this process.”
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