Sen. Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Democrats demand Republican leaders examine election challenges after Georgia voting chaos Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk MORE (D-Minn.), who is hoping a strong showing in the Iowa caucuses can propel her presidential campaign, said in an interview on Friday that she isn’t too concerned about losing momentum as she sits through an impeachment trial that could last for weeks.
“I’m a mom, I can do two things at once,” she said on “CBS This Morning” on Friday.
Klobuchar is polling at about fifth place in Iowa, a neighboring state where the Minnesotan senator is hoping to win momentum. She’s behind the pack of top four candidates, making a strong showing in Iowa critical.
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But the impeachment trial, which is set to run six days a week starting Tuesday, seems likely to keep her away from the Hawkeye State.
In the interview she touted her campaign network in Iowa and said she’d “Skype-in or phone-in,” to some campaign events.
“When I can go campaign in those early states, including Nevada and South Carolina, I will,” she said. “But when I have to be there [the Senate], I will.”
Klobuchar isn’t the only Democratic senator running for president who will have to juggle her schedule.
Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.) and Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.), who are both ahead of Klobuchar, will also serve as part of the jury for the trial, which is set to move forward Tuesday. Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetSome realistic solutions for income inequality Democratic senators kneel during moment of silence for George Floyd 21 senators urge Pentagon against military use to curb nationwide protests MORE (D-Colo.) is also still in the presidential race.
Sanders, the highest-polling of the Senate candidates, said Thursday he’s concerned about the lost time during the impeachment trial.
“I would rather be in Iowa today. There’s a caucus there in 2 1/2 weeks. I’d rather be in New Hampshire and Nevada and so forth,” he said. ”But I swore a constitutional oath as a United States senator to do my job and I’m here to do my job.”