JAKE TAPPER: Is she suggesting that the voters of Louisiana are racists and sexists?
SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR (D-MN): I don't think so at all, Jake. I think first of all as you know, the first part of that interview when she was asked, what is the reason that the president isn't doing well in Louisiana, she made very clear she thought the major reason was a difference with people of Louisiana on his energy policy. That that is her major belief of why there is a problem for the president in Louisiana.
I think when you listen to her language there, she was talking about the past. She was talking about the fact, not just in the south, but the United States, given that African-Americans and women couldn't even vote in the past, that it wasn't always friendly. And so, I really think that this is something where you look at Mary as a whole. This is a woman who that has represented her state to the nth degree. She has done everything for her state.