Klobuchar says English should not be official language

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Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar says that English should not be the official language of the U.S. This is a reversal from a vote she cast more than a decade ago.

While campaigning in Las Vegas on Friday, Klobuchar said she has now “taken a strong position against” the English-language amendment, an amendment which she voted for in 2007.

Klobuchar was one of 17 Senate Democrats to vote for the amendment, which would have reversed an executive order by former President Clinton that required government materials to be provided in languages other than English. 

Klobuchar’s shift on the issue comes a week before the Democratic caucuses in Nevada, which has a significant Latino population and where she polls at about 10 percent support.

 

Klobuchar, Along with former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Vice President Joe Biden , is competing for support from moderate voters in the Democratic race following her third-place finish in the New Hampshire primary earlier this week.

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