Amy Klobuchar

Amy Klobuchar is a Minnesota senator. She is also a presidential candidate vying for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 election. She is not Jewish — she’s actually of Slovenian descent — but she’s known widely within the Minnesota Jewish community. She spoke at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and shared a story about getting along well with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. While at AIPAC, she voted to approve a law that would give Israel billions in defense money and allow states to continue penalizing businesses that support the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel. She also believes in federal funding for the religious sector and doesn’t lobby for the separation of church and state. She is close to former Minnesota Senator Al Franken and stood by him after he was accused of groping and unwanted kissing. Read more below!