tv Campaign 2020 NH Democratic Party Convention - Sen. Klobuchar CSPAN September 8, 2019 1:16am-1:30am EDT
and this, then, is a fight born out of optimism, of a fight born out of knowing and believing and having faith in what can be, unburdened by what has been. this is a fight not only for the soul of our country, this is a fight born out of love of country, and this is a fight new hampshire democrats, that we will win. [applause] ♪
>> hello, new hampsire democrats. it's great to be back. you proved it in 2018 when you turned the new hampshire legislature blue and won big with annie and chris and helped us during the united states house of representatives get back into the people's house. my state of minnesota and new hampshire have a few things in common, we both love sweaters, we both love our lakes and our forests, we both have voters will have been ahead of their time when it comes to electing not one but two women to the united states senate.
[applause] thank you for giving us my two good friends, jeannie and maggie, and i know that was the strength of jeanne shaheen, corey lewandowski will never sit behind a desk in the united states senate. but the similarities don't stop there, we both have states with interesting and particular geographic names. new hampshire has the longest candy counter in the world, i saw it in littleton and minnesota has the largest ball of twine. you have the wonderful sea coast science center that i visited last week and we have the only museum that's devoted entirely to spam. or as we call it, the guggenham.
we start with a strong culture of independent voters. it is strong. if you don't believe me about minnesota, i have three words for you, governor jesse ventura. just as you did in electing jeanne and maggie, we need to bring these voters with us in 2020 because as democrats in this presidential race, we don't just want to win, we want to win big. we have to win the presidency, yes. to do the big things we need to do when it comes to climate and health care and gun safety, we also need to win the u.s. senate and send mitch mcconnell
packing. [cheers and applause] sen. klobuchar: at a time when donald trump wakes up every morning trying to divide us, using immigrants as political pawns, belittling people who don't agree with him, destroying our democracy with dark money and voter suppression, and allowing a foreign country to make mincemeat of our democracy, we need a candidate for president who understands that what unites us as a country is greater than what divides us. that has a track record of winning democrats and independents and moderate republicans in every place, every race, every time. new hampshire democrats, i don't want to be the president for half of america. i want to be the president for all of america. [applause] sen. klobuchar: we can't ignite our democrats to vote like never before and bring back those
independent voters, and even some moderate republicans across this nation with an optimistic economic and justice agenda for this country, one that says, no, mr. president, there are not two sides after charlottesville when one side is the ku klux klan. there is only one side, and that is the american side. that is it. one that says we are not going to tolerate a government where tax cuts go to the wealthy, and the middle class is left picking up the crumbs. we believe that if millionaires can refinance their yachts, students should be able to refinance your student loans and afford college.
we believe that big pharma and big oil and the nra don't own washington. the citizens of this country own washington. we believe in science and in facing the existential threat of our time, the climate crisis. that is why on day one as president, i will sign us back into the international climate change agreement, and on day two, i will bring back the clean power rules. on day three, i will bring back the gas mileage standards. and you don't need congress to do it. on day four, five, and six, i will introduce sweeping legislation to bring down greenhouse gases and solve this climate crisis. on day seven, you are supposed to rest, but i don't think i will. you know what else we believe in? we believe in a country where the extraordinary courage of ordinary people like that mom that shielded her baby in el paso, like those police officers that showed up in one minute in
dayton, we believe that the courage of ordinary people must be matched in a place of extraordinary power, and that is in washington, d.c. when i am president, we will pass the assault weapons ban, we will, and the magazine limitation. next week when we get back to washington, we will call on mitch mcconnell to get those votes on background checks and in my bill to close the boyfriend loophole. as one america, we believe instead of engaging in vanity trade wars and giving tax breaks to big oil and alienating our allies and coddling dictators, we should be a country that makes things and invents things and exports to the world, a country that promotes and unleashes ideas that lead to
shared economic prosperity and ideals as the world's beacon of democracy that other countries can look up to. because great leaders make decisions not only for this generation but for seven generations from now. democrats, we have a president who cannot even keep his decisions for seven minutes from now. someone who gloats about the economy and then when things go wrong tries to blame everyone from the head of the federal reserve to the city of baltimore, and the entire country of denmark. that is hard to do. i am tired of a whiner in the white house. [cheers and applause]
sen. klobuchar: donald trump's idea of diplomacy is waking up before the sun comes up and sending out a tweet in his bathrobe extolling the virtues of kim jong-un, and then before the sun goes down going after denmark and greenland. what's the difference between donald trump and greenland? greenland is not for sale. as your president, i will pledge that i will never have my vice president stay in a resort i own. that's right, i don't own a resort. new hampshire is a place that has led. you are the home of bretton woods. you lead with great colleges and teachers. in america there are many paths success. you believe that democracy matters. a state of beautiful covered bridges that believes in bridging the river of our divide. that is why i announced my candidacy in the middle of that blizzard in the middle of the mississippi river.
let's bridge the river of our divide when it comes to rural and urban by acknowledging that both rural and urban areas need better housing and health care, need opioid treatment. let's do this together. let's bridge our digital divide. as president, i will connect every household to high-speed internet by 2020. let's close the transportation divide by investing in infrastructure and bring commuter rails to manchester and
beyond. let's close the democracy divide by taking on the discrimination, restoring the voting rights act, and passing a constitutional amendment to overturn citizens united. let's close the opportunity and economic divides by getting rid of betsy devos and enacting my proposal to end child poverty in a generation. i stand before you today as the granddaughter of an iron ore miner, the daughter of a union teacher and newspaperman, as a candidate for president of the united states. that is what this country is
about, no matter where you come from or who you know or who you love, you can make it in the united states of america. we are on a march together that started the day after the inauguration. the day after that, 6000 women signed up to run for office. foray 100 we had the march science. what do we want? science. when do we want it? after peer review. we stood up against the repeal of the affordable care act, and now we head into 2020. you are the welders that have made that march. you have risen up to take up the mantle of our democracy. this is how we win. i ask for your support. we will lead this ticket to victory. thank you. [cheers and applause] ♪