But with all the national exposure Klobee is attaining, there will be tremendous media scrutiny unlike the fawning she has experienced while running for statewide office in Minnesota. Just the other day the Associated Press came out with a story that any credible media outlet in the Twin Cities could have produced but couldn't be bothered.
During a presidential debate, Amy Klobuchar defended her tough-on-crime record during her days as a top Minneapolis prosecutor.
She recounted a story that has helped propel her political career, including her 2007 Senate bid: Members of the African American community were seeking justice for kids killed in gun violence, she said. When (Tyesha Edwards) was struck by a stray bullet while doing homework at the dining room table, Klobuchar’s office helped put away the shooter.
But what if Myon Burrell — a black teen sentenced to life in prison — was innocent?
As a result of the Burrell case now being heavily scrutinized, some members of key Democrat voter demographics are demanding that Klobee ought not waste anymore time on the presidential campaign trail.
On Wednesday, the Racial Justice Network, Minneapolis NAACP, Black Lives Matter Twin Cities, Twin Cities Coalition for Justice for Jamar and Communities United Against Police Brutality all asked Klobuchar to suspend her White House bid. Edwards's father has also said he believes Burrell may have been wrongfully convicted.
“What I need people to understand is this isn’t about partisanship and this isn’t about politics,” Leslie Redmond, president of the Minneapolis NAACP, said in a press conference. “This is about justice. ... This isn’t just a situation that happened to the Central Park Five alone. This is a situation that happens all around America. This is a situation that happens right here in Minnesota."
"Young people, young adults were given life sentences to rot away in prison," Redmond continued. "This benefits no one. However, it does benefit politicians who use the criminal justice system to benefit their political careers. Enough is enough.”
Not even Esme Murphy can save your floundering campaign now, Amy.