Sen. Amy Klobuchar urges national unity in convention speech
August 18, 2020
Live in prime time from the first night of the Democratic National Convention, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar got a plum speaking role Monday to talk up Joe Biden's presidential potential while raising her own political profile.
"Unity isn't about settling. It's about striving for something more," Klobuchar said in a convention speech that echoed some of the pragmatic themes of her own bid for the Democratic presidential nomination earlier this year. "It isn't the ends, it's the means. It's how we get stuff done. Unity is about reaching up ... toward a higher purpose, a better future for all of us."
Klobuchar secured the speaking slot at this year's unusual Democratic convention, which is transpiring almost entirely in cyberspace due to the coronavirus pandemic. Klobuchar spoke from the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, with the State Capitol Dome as a backdrop, delivering a short speech that started just after 9 p.m. - the time when all three broadcast TV networks picked up an hour of live convention coverage.